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Chaos
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I. History of Religions – II. Biblical – III. Philosophy of Religion – IV. Dogmatics – V. Ethics – VI. Science

I. History of Religions

1. So-called chaos research (see VI below) has renewed a positive meaning of the term with the model of the “creative” self-organization of matter (thus without the goal-oriented will of an ordering creator). Previously, since Late Antiquity, a negative evaluation of chaos had prevailed: Since creation dem…

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Auffarth, Christoph, Janowski, Bernd, Yarbro Collins, Adela, Drees, Willem B., Gregersen, Niels Henrik and Albright, John R., “Chaos”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_02839>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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