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Origin
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The Question of Origins in Myth and Philosophy

1. A concern with the origins of the human being and the world—a concern with anthropogony and → cosmogony—is characteristic of all societies rooted in tradition. As early as the Indian Upanishads, the question is posed as to the origin of all—the ultimate, total ground, from which the…

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Gantke, Wolfgang, “Origin”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 25 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5287_bdr_COM_00329>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223



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