Religion Past and Present

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I. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics – II. Practical Theology

I. Philosophy of Religion and Ethics

I. The term affect (Gk: πάθος/páthos) originates from the Greek and Latin tradition rather than the biblical (here: “heart”). The term, however, became very popular in the history of Christian theology and piety. While, unlike ἦθος (ēthos), the term denotes the unregulated passion and suddenness of emotion, πάθη are experienced and described as the forceful essence of divine power…

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Bader, Günter and Loder, James E., “Affect”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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