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Religion
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1. Study of Religion

1.1. Term

In modern usage the term “religion” is a master concept primarily in the description of ideas, attitudes, and actions vis-à-vis the reality that we accept and call forces or power, spirits or demons, gods or God, the holy or the absolute, or simply transcendence. This reality is supremely important for us, meriting respect and in most cases worship (E. Feil, 29). Defining the term intellectually in this way shows plainly how related it is to time and s…

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Antes, Peter and Bernhardt, Reinhold, “Religion”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 17 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.36>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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