Introduction
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Since its inception as an independent discipline in the West in the middle of the nineteenth century, the academic study of religion has struggled to find its way. The difficulty has been less over wh…

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Robert Segal and Kocku von Stuckrad, “Introduction”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 12 December 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/9789004249707_vsr_SIM_000793>
First published online: 2016



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