Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies – II. Social Sciences – III. Theology

I. Religious Studies

If an institution is understood as a set of norms that regulate action in a precise manner, then, from the perspective of religious studies, a differentiation can be made between institutions that regulate religious action and normative standards that regulate non-religious action but are religiously justified. However, it always needs to be taken into considerat…

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Kehrer, Günter, Berger, Wilhelm, Heintel, Peter and Herms, Eilert, “Institution”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 22 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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