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European History of Religion: Time Chart
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In terms of the indication of the entry above, European history of religion is bound up with an urban public character. Its orientation is to ancient discussions and methodical approaches of the logic of a quasi-Aristotelian method of ‘theo-logy,’ and the logic of the majority of religions. This situation was reached with the twelfth-century ‘Renaissance.’ In contrast, the antiquity of the Eastern Mediterranean extends to the demise of urban culture with the capture of Constantinople (‘Byzantium’) in 1453 (→ “Antiquity,” Time Chart).

Era 1: Europe appropriates the culture of …

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Auffarth, Christoph, “European History of Religion: Time Chart”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 17 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00150>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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