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Regeneration
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I. Religious History

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Since the dawn of time, human birth has been associated with many religious ideas, rituals, and customs, including the idea of rebirth or regeneration. As a rite of passage (Rites of passage), birth is not merely a natural process; it can repeat a previous birth, view death as a passage to new life, or distinguish within a lifetime between a corporeal and a spiritual birth, separated by a ritual death. The Greek terminology is not uniform, using ἀναγεννᾶν/anagennán, ἀναβιοῦν/anabioún…

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Betz, Hans Dieter, Frey, Jörg, Marquardt, Manfred, Thiede, Werner and Pierard, Richard, “Regeneration”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 October 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_224234>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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