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Speculation
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I. Religious Studies

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The use of the term speculation in religious studies is not divorced from its use in philosophy (see II below) and everyday language, but – especially in the phenomenology of religion – it has been used in a sense specific to religious studies, particularly to denote reflective, rationalizing, and systematizing deliberations regarding a particular religion, such as have arisen in certain his…

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Figl, Johann, Schnepf, Robert and Danz, Christian, “Speculation”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 12 August 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024928>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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