Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies

The sun is omnipresent; in the phenomenal world, it marks and accentuates the course of our chronological and spatial lifeworld. The range of associated structures, interpretations, and ambivalences (light and dark, life-giving and life-consuming) makes it only natural that the sun should acquire religious symbolisms and orientations in many ways and in many areas: (1) orientation in time (annual calendr…

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Mohn, Jürgen, Hartenstein, Friedhelm, Cancik, Hubert, Schroer, Silvia, Wallraff, Martin and Zachhuber, Johannes, “Sun”, 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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