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Literature as the Medium of Revelation, Revelation as Form of Literature

Literature, understood in its literal meaning as written text, has always had a central function for religion in the process of revelation and → tradition. At the same time, literature has essentially been motivated and constituted by this function as well. All of the more exte…

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Kilcher, Andreas B. and Theisohn, Philipp, “Literature”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 10 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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