Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

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Functions of Religion
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Abstract: The functions of religion seek to answer the question “What does religion do?” But this way of posing the issue makes religion itself an actor. In actuality, religion does not act by itself.…

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Lori G. Beaman, “Functions of Religion”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 08 December 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000445>
First published online: 2016

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