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Phenomenology of Religion
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1. Term and Beginnings

1.1. Between G. W. F. Hegel (1770–1831; Hegelianism) and E. Husserl (1859–1938), “phenomenology” was a simple methodological term designed to indicate the fullest possible recording of facts and data. The phrase “phenomenology of religion” was used by P. D. Chantepie de la Saussaye (1848–1920) for the phenomenological part of his Lehrbuch der Religionsgeschichte (vol. 1; Freiburg, 1887; ET Manual of the Science of Religion [1891]). Others in later edi…

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Colpe, Carsten, “Phenomenology of Religion”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 19 February 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_P.81>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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