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I. The Term and the Academic Discipline – II. Religious Studies – III. Social Science – IV. Practical Theology

I. The Term and the Academic Discipline

Folklore is concerned with material and linguistic traditions (e.g. dwellings, costumes, dialects, fairy tales), the spiritual and religious life of the “common people” (Customs, Piety), as well as with historical and contemporary phenomena of everyday culture. Unlike ethnology, folklore …

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Bräunlein, Peter J., Hirschfelder, Gunther and Grethlein, Christian, “Folklore”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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