Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies – II. Practical Theology

I. Religious Studies

Annually recurring (anniversary is derived from annus and verto) feasts play a central role in the chronological organization of a society: they govern the social perception of the time unit “year”; weekly or monthly rhythms can influence the precise scheduling (Calendar; Roman birthday celebrations on the Kalends; Easter Festival). Thus, a usually limited number of anniversaries serves the collective memory of …

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Rüpke, Jörg and Drehsen, Volker, “Anniversaries”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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