Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies – II. Philosophy of Religion – III. Dogmatics – IV. Ethics

I. Religious Studies

In every age and culture, people have felt the need to explain inescapable situations and unforeseeable events. From the perspective of cultural anthropology, however, this need does not make fate a clearly definable concept; it is instead a summary term encompassing a multiplicity of culturally divergent ideas…

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Ahn, Gregor, Volkmann, Stefan and Roth, Michael, “Fate”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 June 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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