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Chaos
(1,131 words)

Structureless, Life-Threatening Space

1. In all societies explicitly rooted in tradition, a division of reality into a habitual, familiar component and an unaccustomed, strange, threatening one—or the contrariety of cosmos and chaos—has doubtless provided the most elementary orientation. Beyo…

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Gantke, Wolfgang, “Chaos”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 07 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00075>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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