Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies – II. Philosophy – III. Philosophy of Religion

I. Religious Studies

Images are among the oldest and simplest human expressions which can “survive” their original communicative setting. It is this relative independence of their origin which in religious contexts has led to attribute an efficacy to sketches, colorful murals (Art and Religion, Prehistoric art), as well as to the three-dimensional statue, which significantly exceeds the possibil…

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Gladigow, Burkhard, Scholz, Oliver R. and Huizing, Klaas, “Image”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 30 November 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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