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At an essential level, humans rely on cooperation with other humans. In a broad sense, an exchange takes place – whether consciously or not – in any interaction (exchange of ideas, affections, or animosities). In this sense, exchange is the experiential participation and sharing of the interactants in their individual personal lives. In a more restricted sense, it is the intentional exchange of goods (services, objects, money) by which participants may optimize their situation in life. It occurs either synchronously (exchange of goods at the sam…

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Stroh, Ralf, “Exchange”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 18 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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