Saints, Veneration of
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1. Religious Roots

A basic human experience is that of viewing certain persons as holy, as manifestations of the divine. This factor has played a determinative role in the development of religion (Sacred and Profane). The transcendent (Immanence and Transcendence) is experienced as the wholly other, that which comes to us directly, awakening a feeling of fear and dread (mysterium tremendu…

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Beinert, Wolfgang, “Saints, Veneration of”, in: Encyclopedia of Christianity Online. Consulted online on 16 December 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2211-2685_eco_S.13>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004169678, 20080512



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