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I. Philosophy

The word Weltbild (“worldview”; more lit. “world picture”) is already found in early medieval German; it is defined as a “conceptual view of the world that emerges from the totality of impressions made by the world and ideas of one’s Weltanschauung” (DWb 28 [14.1.1], 1955, 1553). Its meaning is thus relat…

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Figal, Günter, Ahn, Gregor, Janowski, Bernd, Furley, David J., Sellin, Gerhard, Schröder, Tilman M., Hübner, Jürgen, Wischmeyer, Wolfgang, Worthing, Mark and Ritter, Werner H., “Worldview”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 02 June 2023 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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