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Spirituality
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[German Version]

I. Terminology

The growing popularity of the term spirituality and its equivalents in other Western languages in religious and theological literature is a 20th-century phenomenon. Although the adjective spiritalis (or spiritualis) appeared in early Christian Latin, translating Pauline πνευματικός/pneumatikós (1 Cor 2:13–3:1, etc.), along with its antonym car…

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Köpf, Ulrich, Gräb-Schmidt, Elisabeth, Grethlein, Christian, Kim, Kirsteen and Mendes-Flohr, Paul, “Spirituality”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 26 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024937>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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