Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies

From the outset, religions are involved in processes of exchange with their (religious) environment. This structural relationship to the surrounding world finds expression in internal representations of what is “strange/alien/foreign” or “other” and is part of the self-reference of religious systems. Because other religions are often experien…

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Grünschloß, Andreas, Bultmann, Christoph, Feldmeier, Reinhard, Feldtkeller, Andreas and Grözinger, Albrecht, “Stranger/Otherness”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 19 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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