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denotes the individual, subjective aspect of the religious – as contrasted with religion in the sense of something objectively given, with professional theologies, dogmas, and doctrines, or religious institutions, churches, and religious communities. Its semantic structure was developed from the late 18th century onward in the context of German Enlightenment philosophy, Idealism, and Romanticism (I.H. Fichte, G.W.F. Hegel, J.G. Herder, F.D.E. Schleiermacher). The main interest focused on the attempt to find something inherently common to al…

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Bochinger, Christoph, “Religiosity/Religiousness”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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