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I. Religious Studies – II. Church History – III. Philosophy – IV. Philosophy of Religion and Dogmatics

I. Religious Studies

Thomas Hyde seems to have coined the term dualism, which he used in his Historia religionis veterum Persarum (Oxford 1700) to describe the essential theological objectives of Zoroastrianism (Zarathustra/Zoroastrianism). The term comes into Western European languages between the mid-18th and the mid-19th ce…

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Stroumsa, Guy G., Casadio, Giovanni, Zenkert, Georg and Dierken, Jörg, “Dualism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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