Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies

1. General

Suffering is a concept that needs to be approached constructively in comparative religious study as it takes fundamental negative human experiences to a comparative level. On this interpretive level, suffering is understood as one of the fundamental experiences of human life. What people experience as suffering depends on their pa…

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Mohn, Jürgen, Mürmel, Heinz, Halm, Heinz, Fabry, Heinz-Josef, Avemarie, Friedrich, Schreiner, Stefan, Rebell, Walter, Abraham, Martin, Bayer, Oswald, Neumann, Josef N. et al., “Suffering”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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