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Demons and Spirits
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I. History of Religion (Ancient Near East and Antiquity) – II. Old Testament – III. New Testament – IV. Church History – V. Iconography – VI. Practical Theology – VII. Judaism – VIII. Islam

I. History of Religion (Ancient Near East and Antiquity)

The term “demon” as used in European language groups derives from the Greek (δαίμων/daímōn), where it initially also refer…

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Hutter, Manfred, Görg, Manfred, Kollmann, Bernd, Haustein, Jörg, Koch, Guntram, Streib, Heinz, Veltri, Giuseppe, Dan, Joseph and Krawietz, Birgit, “Demons and Spirits”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 May 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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