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Integration
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refers to the process of constituting or preserving a whole and is employed in the humanities primarily as a sociological and educational-psychological category. Consequently, in the field of theology, integration is a term with primary relevance for practical theology.

Conceptually, in particular the third of the meanings of the Latin adjective integer (1. sound, incorrupt, 2. new, 3. whole) has come to dominate the current notion of integration, while the Latin substantive, integratio, primarily connoted “renovation.” The modern concept of integrati…

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Meyer-Blanck, Michael, “Integration”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 May 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_10470>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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