Religion Past and Present

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I. Comparative Religion – II. History of Religion – III. Old Testament – IV. New Testament – V. Early Church History

I. Comparative Religion

Epiphany is a descriptive term borrowed from the phenomenology of Greek religion. In the terminology of the comparative study of religions, “epiphany” stands for the widespread conception that gods are accustomed to “appear” under certain conditions (Theophany). Epiphany has a general…

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Gladigow, Burkhard, Scriba, Albrecht, Lührmann, Dieter and Förster, Hans, “Epiphany”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 10 April 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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