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Banishment
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I. Comparative Religion – II. Biblical – III. Church History

I. Comparative Religion

The terminology and conception of banishment develop primarily in the context of legal language. Commandments and prohibitions require sanctioning, must become authoritative, and are thus connected with magical incantations (Magi). In popular culture, the verbs “to ban” and “to arrest” refer to magical acts and words (spells) that are intended to render objects, living…

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Schulz, Hermann, Schäfer-Lichtenberger, Christa, Pearson, Birger A. and Ohst, Martin, “Banishment”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_01461>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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