Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 12 : The Reception of Antiquity in the Age of Enlightenment

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Religious studies
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A. Introduction

Religious studies or religious science in current usage generally denotes an explicitly non-theological field of cultural science, whose practitioners formulate general propositions and theories on the basis mainly of historical philology and social science about the area of culture that has been called ‘religion’ in Europe since the beginning of the early modern period…

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Maier, Bernhard, “Religious studies”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 12 : The Reception of Antiquity in the Age of Enlightenment, English edition by Christina C. Harker; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2021). Original German-language edition: Das 18. Jahrhundert: Lexikon zur Antikerezeption in Aufklärung und Klassizismus. Herausgegeben von Joachim Jacob und Johannes Süßmann. Serie: Der Neue Pauly – Supplemente, 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester, Jörg Rüpke und Helmuth Schneider, Band 13. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2018). Consulted online on 01 July 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps12_COM_225241>
First published online: 2020
First print edition: 20200914



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