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The term syncretism classically refers to some sort of mixture in the domain of religion (its origins in ancient Greek culture are immaterial to the vicissitudes of its modern usage). The term has, however, been largely rejected as a meaningful descriptive category through the realization that a…

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Frankfurter, David, “Syncretism”, in: Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, General Editor David G. Hunter, Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte. Consulted online on 22 September 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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