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I. Philosophy of Religion – II. Fundamental Theology – III. Literature

I. Philosophy of Religion

Fiction, from Latin fingere, “to configure, imagine, make up,” refers, in modern philosophy, first to that class of signs which – differing from descriptive accounts of natural or cultural “facts” – denote nothing and – in contrast with illusion – deals expressly with this reference function. To this class belong aesthetic creatures (unicorn), literary figures (D…

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Vetter, Martin and Nißlmüller, Thomas, “Fiction”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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