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Just as there is a necessity to write this article in only one of the many natural languages, so too we can not discuss language in general, but must start with some historical examples.

Scriptural and non-Scriptural Religions

In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, God's revelation was made available to h…

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Despland, Michel, “Language”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 18 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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