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Abstract: This article describes the development of the meaning of the word “trauma” and the way the term is now used in a much wider way by public speech. Originally, trauma was only used in a psychi…

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Selma Leydesdorff, “Trauma”, in: Vocabulary for the Study of Religion, General Editors Robert A. Segal, Kocku Von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 20 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2016

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