Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe: Encounters, Notions, and Comparative Perspectives
BRILL, Nov 25, 2011 - Religion - 544 pages
The conference volume of the Bochumer Kolleg “Dynamics in the History of Religions between Asia and Europe” outlines the thesis that religion is not a homogeneous cultural phenomenon, but a dense network of diachronically and synchronically differing traditions.
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