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I. Anthropology Unlike annoyance, which can be directed against events or persons, wrath is an emotional state of evaluation which, as a result of subjective epistemic schemata, is directed against actions of other agents (and against the latter) that are either witnessed directly or communicated by a third party. That the wrathful agent, sees others as violating justified expectations and claims is expressed somatically and through communication. Wrath/anger is classed as one of t…

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Harbeck-Pingel, Bernd, “Wrath/Anger”, 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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