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Magic
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I. Religious Studies – II. Antiquity – III. Bible – IV. Church History – V. Practical Theology – VI. Philosophy of Religion – VII. Judaism – VIII. Islam

I. Religious Studies

No definition of magic has as yet found general acceptance. Approaches that go back to the late 19th century (E.B. Tylor, J.G. Frazer) view magic as a primitive cognitive system, the lowest rung on an evolutionary ladder (Evolution…

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Wiggermann, Franciscus A.M., Wiggermann, F.A.M., Betz, Hans Dieter, Baudy, Dorothea, Joosten, Jan, Frenschkowski, Marco, Wallraff, Martin, Köpf, Ulrich, Streib, Heinz, Dupré, Wilhelm et al., “Magic”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_13384>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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