Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies – II. Bible – III. Fundamental Theology and Philosophy of Religion – IV. Literary History – V. Practical Theology

I. Religious Studies

Orally transmitted narratives are often the most important sources for the religious views of preliterate peoples. Frequently narratives also provide an aetiological basis for certain cultic actions (Aetiology). Narratives with religious content say im…

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Schott, Rüdiger, Seidl, Theodor, Pöttner, Martin, Helmer, Christine and Wegenast, Klaus, “Narrative”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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