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Progress and History

1. The successes of the natural and cultural sciences in European modernity engendered technological innovation. This led in turn to an ‘acceleration’ of culture, of its means of conveyance, and of production and communication. Rapid public transport, one's own Internet connection, or the last-minute ticket to the Maledives, …

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Grätzel, Stephan, “Progress”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 02 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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