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Religious Criticism
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[German Version]

I. Greco-Roman Antiquity

1. Types, topics, argumentation patterns

a.

Conceptions of gods, myths (Myth and mythology), and cult praxis (Cult/Worship) were the object of reflection, analysis, and criticism from the very beginnings of Greco-Roman culture (Homer, Hesiod). Religious criticism was applied firstly to myths and cult, certain forms of atheism (pantheism, deism), and secondly to one’s own relig…

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Cancik, Hubert and Krötke, Wolf, “Religious Criticism”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 October 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024589>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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