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I. Introduction

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A. Definition of the concept

'Religion', the substantive for describing the religious, denotes a system of common practices, individual ideas about faith, codified norms and examples of theological exegesis whose validity is derived chiefly from an authoritative principle or b…

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Bendlin, Andreas (Erfurt), Renger, Johannes (Berlin), Assmann, Jan (Heidelberg), Podella, Thomas (Lübeck), Colpe, Carsten (Berlin), Hägg, Robin (Göteborg), Auffarth, Christoph (Tübingen) and Rüpke, Jörg (Erfurt), “Religion”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 20 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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