Religion Past and Present

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I. Terminology – II. Philosophy of Religion – III. Psychology and Psychology of Religion

I. Terminology

The Latin terms explicatio and evolutio originally referred to the unfolding or evolvement of something already existing (including the sense of maturation), later also to the origination of something new, growth and differentiation, i.e. mostly to all forms of orderly change that is regarded positively (in co…

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Hampe, Michael, Hübner, Jürgen and Fowler, James W., “Development”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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