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I. Religious Studies

Piety (recently often also “spirituality”) is understood, first, as the forms of expression of lived religiosity; research in this area is particularly the subject of folklore studies and church history for the idividual, secondly, piety has to do with particular qualities of feeling, such as reverence, with which the psychology of religion (Gruehn, Sundén) is conce…

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Jödicke, Ansgar, Sparn, Walter, Koch, Traugott, Seiferlein, Alfred, Weismayer, Josef and Schneider, Johann, “Piety”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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