Religion Past and Present

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I. History of Religions – II. Bible – III. Dogmatics – IV. Social Ethics – V. Social Sciences, Education, and Practical Theology

I. History of Religions

Some cultures draw a clear distinction between religious matters and medical, legal, political, and other concerns; other cultures do not. For the latter, religion includes everything that is of importance to human beings.

1. Newborn children

a. Acceptance.

In some cultures, an examination takes place to determine whether the newborn is really a human being a…

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Greschat, Hans-Jürgen, Müller, Peter, Schlapkohl, Corinna and Hanisch, Helmut, “Child/Childhood”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 09 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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