Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies

1. Phenomenology

Western, Christian connotations of the concept of the soul, imposed on the religio-historical evidence by outside studies, must be generally excluded if the soul is understood as the principle of manifestations of life that are perceptible (or culturally considered to be perceptible), although they are rarely categorized under a common umbrella term. It is therefore reasonab…

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Hoheisel, Karl, Seebass, Horst, Gödde, Susanne, Necker, Gerold, Rudolph, Ulrich, Buß, Johanna, Huxel, Kirsten, Zumstein, Jean, Zachhuber, Johannes, Link, Christian et al., “Soul”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 20 March 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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