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Canon/Canonization
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Canonization as a Process

1. The concept of canonization (from Heb., qana, ‘staff,’ ‘[measuring] reed,’ adopted as a loan word in Greek) describes the process in which a set of symbols, texts, actions, or artifacts is fixed as authoritative and normative. The collection, ordering, and commitment to canonical writing of self-evident daily relationships, cultic practices, …

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Bahr, Petra, “Canon/Canonization”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 24 January 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00059>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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