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Separation
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[German Version]

is the absolute (Death) or partial (e.g. divorce) loss of a person’s possibilities for shaping his or her relationship with another person or a complex web of relationships (Interaction). Separation can be incurred without any active involvement or brought about deliberately, but it never nullifies the fact of having once been in a mutual relationship. Even the absolute separation of death does not erase the former relationship totally but merely transforms it. Death does put an absolute and final end to all on…

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Stroh, Ralf, “Separation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_026144>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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