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1. The word ‘sermon’ denotes that form of religious → communication fitted to the condition of public discourse. Sermon forms in this sense are found especially in the book religions Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In the Christian tradition, the sermon is usually incorporated into the liturgical connection of a divine service, for the purpose of strengthening the certitude of faith entertained by…

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Dober, Hans Martin, “Sermon”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 27 February 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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