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Brotherhoods
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I. History of Religions – II. Church History – III. Current Situation

I. History of Religions

Brotherhoods are a special form of community, not constituted by traditional forms of relationship (Covenant). They are mono-gendered groupings (also “sisterhoods”) distinguished by certain homogeneous characteristics. Initiation groups are often the origin of brotherhoods in cultural history. In these cases, the experience of rituali…

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Stolz, Fritz, Dörfler-Dierken, Angelika, Oswalt, Julia and Daiber, Karl-Fritz, “Brotherhoods”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_02439>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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