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Typology of Religion
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[German Version]

Typology of religion groups religions according to shared features. Unlike the phenomenology of religion, which studies variations of particular phenomena in religions, typology of religion studies religions as totalities to determine common features.

I. Typical Singularities

G. Mensching was one of the few notable students of religion who followed F.D.E. Schleiermacher in treating type as “ambiguous: on the one hand . . . a common feature within different religious …

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Hoheisel, Karl, “Typology of Religion”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_024600>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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