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Origins
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I. Religious Studies – II. Philosophy – III. Dogmatics

I. Religious Studies

The origins (Ger. Ursprung) of something are an event or a set of events which, as a cause and in causal relationship with one another, constitute the initial shape of further events that ensue from the origins. Accordingly, the concept of origins must be understood on two levels of explication: (1) origins as a temporal conception in which the chronologic…

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Horyna, Břetislav, Wesche, Tilo and Zachhuber, Johannes, “Origins”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025264>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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