Religion Past and Present

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I. Religious Studies

In archaic cultures, the wellbeing of the community is determined by a fatal power that can be influenced by religious rituals but is ultimately incalculable. In the context of advanced early urban cultures, however, there emerged religious worldviews in which universal concepts of order played a central ro…

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Weßler, Heinz Werner, Barton, John, Klaiber, Walter, Sarot, Marcel, Sparn, Walter, Klessmann, Michael, Avemarie, Friedrich, Heinzmann, Michael and Ormsby, Eric, “Theodicy”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 July 2024 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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