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Philosophy of Religion
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[German Version]

I. Basics; History

1. Concept and history.

Ever since the beginnings of philosophy – pioneered equally by both European antiquity and the civilizations of East Asia –, it was natural that there should be a philosophy of religion, even if not under that name. Styles of thought, conceptions of wisdom, prudential theories, and scientific attitudes could advocate or cri…

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Deuser, Hermann, “Philosophy of Religion”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 29 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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