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1. Ideas of God in the Religions

Ideas are phenomena. We may interpret them in broader social and intellectual contexts, but they also speak for themselves in images, words, names, and texts. Even when deity is their content, they can display only themselves, not show whether revelation or merely human imagination underlies them, though this observation does not mean that we can r…

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Colpe, Carsten, Heintel, Erich, Reichenbach, Bruce R., Preuss, Horst Dietrich, Roloff, Jürgen, Andronikof, Constantin, Ritschl, Dietrich and Bernhardt, Reinhold, “God”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 26 March 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_G105>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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