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Religious change
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1. Concept

Religious change is the general term for processes of transformation in religious traditions and the emergence of new religious ideas and movements. Change affects the social structure, rites, and teachings of traditional religions as well as the subjective religiosity of adherents, and religious change is therefore often experienced as a crisis of religion. …

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Voigt, Friedemann, “Religious change”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 29 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_026551>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20210601

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