Vocabulary for the Study of Religion

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Abstract: This entry defines savior as a supernatural being who is believed to intervene on behalf of others to redeem them from an ill fate. Examples are given of six types: (1) those in "primitive" …

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Milo Kearney and James Zeitz, “Savior”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_COM_00000463>
First published online: 2016

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