Religion Past and Present

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I. History of Religion – II. Fundamental Theology – III. Philosophy

I. History of Religion

The Greek noun logos (λόγος/lógos), which is derived from the verb λέγειν/légein, “to say, to speak,” designates the human faculty of speech and ability to reason, usually in combination, as well as numerous individual aspects such as: sentence, topic, oration, prose, teaching, judgment, cause, conclusion, and reason. In its earliest attestations logos refers to an “oration,” whose de…

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Peppel, Matthias, Slenczka, Notger and Figal, Günter, “Logos”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 May 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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