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I. History of Religions – II. Philosophy of Religion – III. Practical Theology – IV. Missiology

I. History of Religions

The term “agnosticism” originally referred to the impossibility of attaining certain metaphysical knowledge or, with reference to transcendent questions, to gain grounded judgments. The term stems from T.H. Huxley (1869; see also II). While for Huxley, agnosticism was epistemologically justified, the use of the t…

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Löhr, Gebhard, Byrne, Peter, Ven, Johannes van der and Ustorf, Werner, “Agnosticism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 May 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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