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Unbelief
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[German Version]

I. Philosophy

The term unbelief may be used either descriptively and neutrally or evaluatively (usually pejoratively). In either case, its grammar is dependent on the concept of belief or faith. This grammar comprises two structural elements: one objective (“believe something,” “believe that p”), the other subjective (“believe something,” “believe that p,” in the sense of believing that an envisaged situation is true). The basic forms of…

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Schulz, Heiko, “Unbelief”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 25 July 2021 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_025226>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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