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I. Religious Studies – II. Bible – III. Missiology – IV. Judaism – V. Islam

I. Religious Studies

The term “circumcision” refers collectively to a variety of operations performed on the sexual organs of children and young people: for males, it includes circumcision proper (removal of the foreskin) and incision (slicing of the foreskin), as well as subincision (splitting of the urethra), monorchy (removal of one testicle), a…

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Schuster, Meinhard, Blum, Erhard, Sanders, E.P., Langley, Myrtle S., Goldenberg, Robert and Rebstock, Ulrich, “Circumcision”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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