Religion Past and Present

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I. The Concept – II. Comparative Religion – III. Old Testament – IV. Ethnology and Theology

I. The Concept

The scholarly disciplines of ethnology, anthropology, social psychology, and cultural semiotics are closely related. The specific terminology employed in these disciplines differs at a number of important points in German- and English-speaking countries. According to one usage, ethnology is a synonym for anthropol…

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Hefner, Philip, Thiel, Josef Franz and Lang, Bernhard, “Ethnology”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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