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1. Religious Aspects

1.1. Judeo-Christian Source

As a technical term in religious usage, “revelation” comes from the Judeo-Christian tradition, more narrowly, from Christian theology. Its adoption as an academic term has brought with it a material expansion of meaning, the aim being to discover and systematically describe essential elements of biblical religion as they might appear in nonbiblical religious traditions. The legitimacy of this p…

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Antes, Peter and Sykes, Stephen W., “Revelation”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 06 April 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_R.65>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512

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