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Disputations, Religious
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[German Version]

I. Europe – II. Asia, Africa, Latin America

I. Europe

1. Concept

The term “religious disputations” (or “[inter-]-religious conversations,” Ger.: Religionsgespräche) encompasses discussions concerning religion, in particular Christianity, both between representatives of different religions and between Christians of different confessions (see also dialogue). They may involve the attempt to win over people who represent other convictions to one's own understanding; b…

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Müller, Gerhard and Koschorke, Klaus, “Disputations, Religious”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 31 March 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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