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I. Earthly Mediators – II. Mythological Mediators – III. The Mediator in Christianity

To the extent that religion is understood as the locus of mediation between God and humankind, the mediator, the instrument of this mediation, plays a central role in the study of religion. Here we are dealing not with a precise, clearly delineated concept with a defined place in scientific terminology, but with a gener…

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Hjelde, Sigurd, “Mediators”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 December 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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