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Life Cycle
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[German Version]

I. Religious Studies – II. Practical Theology – III. Ethics (Phases of Maturation) – IV. Judaism – V. Hinduism

I. Religious Studies

In almost all cultures and religions, a person apparently experiences his life not only as a straight line, but more as cyclically sequenced, more-or-less discontinuous phases with varied social status and role claims. The transition between these phases usually takes place as …

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Grünschloß, Andreas, Wagner-Rau, Ulrike, Preul, Reiner, Goldberg, Sylvie Anne and Michaels, Axel, “Life Cycle”, 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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