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Death (Personification of)
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1. “We must defeat death!” Arrogant illusion of an immortality to be achieved by technology? Surely. But out of the mouth of someone who is ill, it can express the conceptualization of death as a person attempting to lay hands on his victim and can lend courage for the battle against death and dying. That God will defeat death as ‘the last enemy’ is a religious proposition with a long pre-Christian history. T…

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Hutter, Manfred, “Death (Personification of)”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00110>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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