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Professionalization
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I. General

The term profession denotes a particular form of vocation that modern society inherited from the estate-based, corporative world of early modern Europe. The earliest examples were the academic vocations of theologians, jurists, and physicians, who were educated by the faculties of the medieval and early modern universities. An important element was therefore a close tie to one of the great traditions of scholarly knowledge,…

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Stichweh, Rudolf, Karle, Isolde and Strohm, Theodor, “Professionalization”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 November 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024478>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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