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I. Religious Studies

Semiotics, a discipline inaugurated primarily by C.S. Peirce and Ferdinand de Saussure (see II and IV below), is the systematic analysis of signs (Gk σημεῖον/sēmeíon) and the way the human mind perceives and understands them. A sign in the sense of semiotics can be any …

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Grasmück, Oliver, Macho, Thomas, Alkier, Stefan, Kober, Michael, Vetter, Martin, Deuser, Hermann, Ebenbauer, Peter and Engemann, Wilfried, “Semiotics”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 07 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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