Religion Past and Present

Get access
Search Results: | 66 of 171 |

World
(7,847 words)

[German Version]

I. Religious Studies

1. Cosmos

a. There are various ways of expressing the concept of the “world” in Greek and Latin: as the world as a whole, with the bipolar hendiadys heaven and earth (e.g. Diodorus Siculus I 7.7); as the world of human beings, with Greek οἰκουμένη/oikouménē (sc. γῆ/gḗ, “earth”; e.g. Diodorus Siculus I 1.3; cf. Lat. orbis terrarum, “circle of the earth”; genus humanum, “human world”); with emphasis on the world’s order…

Cite this page
Cancik, Hubert, Figal, Günter, Herms, Eilert and Worthing, Mark, “World”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 December 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_224138>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



▲   Back to top   ▲