Schism / Schismogenesis
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Abstract: The word “schism” derives from the Greek skhisma, meaning division. Schismogenesis is a term used when discussing the origin or crea…

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Joëlle Rollo-Koster, “Schism / Schismogenesis”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 23 January 2019 <>
First published online: 2016

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