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Holy Scriptures
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I. Religious Studies – II. Judaism – III. Christianity – IV. Islam

I. Religious Studies

Any kind of written document relating to a religious symbol system (Symbols/symbol theory) can be considered a holy Scripture. The existence of a written text as a criterion is a convenient starting point for a systematic orientation within the variety of religious texts produced throughout history. The process of reducing something to wri…

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Pezzoli-Olgiati, Daria, Veltri, Giuseppe, Drecoll, Volker Henning and Graham, William A., “Holy Scriptures”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 15 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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