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Church
(1,083 words)

Concept

1. The word church is derived from the Greek (from kýrios, ‘Lord,’ and kyrikón, ‘house of the Lord’), and denotes, on the one hand, a sacred (Christian) building ( Architecture [sacred]), and on the other the community of believers (usually with reference to Christianity), and this either in the sociological sense of a religious organizational form …

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Imhof, Agnes, “Church”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 05 March 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00087>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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