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Blessing
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[German Version]

I. Catholicism – II. Orthodox Church– III. Protestantism

I. Catholicism

Blessings are said to come from above.” This persistent conviction seems to be gaining ground in the context of the re-sacralization of contemporary life which can be observed in esoteric religion (Esotericism), magic rituals (Rite and ritual: I), and occult and spiritualist practices (Occult; Spiritism). These phenomena of re-sacralization are questionable, and call for a cri…

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Knobloch, Stefan, Thöle, Reinhard and Greiner, Dorothea, “Blessing”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 03 June 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024794>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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