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Needs for Security

1. From prehistoric times, security and shelter from the hardships of nature, from threats by hostile animals and human enemies, and from the risks of illness and death, have been among the key concerns of cultural practice. As civilizing and cultural achievements have multiplied, certain elements of security and expectations of safety, in various areas o…

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Gladigow, Burkhard, “Security”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 23 January 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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