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I. Religious Studies – II. Philosophy – III. Fundamental Theology

I. Religious Studies

The term “boundary” is used spatially, temporally, and metaphorically. Spatially, a boundary separates localities and territories, signaled by boundary markers (cf. OE mearc, “boundary, landmark”). In certain cases, boundaries must not be crossed; in sacred sites only certain persons (priests, Brahmins, etc.) are permitted access to the innermost sanctuary or shrine. …

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Baumann, Martin, Falkenburg, Brigitte and Rosenau, Hartmut, “Boundary”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 23 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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