Religious History

Comparative historical study of the nature and structure of the world's religions and their diverse manifestations over time in different societies and cultures. For the comparative study of the characteristics of religious systems in different societies that aims to develop a universal evolutionary continuum of religions and stresses a scientific methodology, see "comparative religion.".

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religious history
history, religious
history of religions
history of religion
vergelijkende godsdienstwetenschap Dutch
historia de las religiones Spanish
historia de la religión Spanish

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Refers to the comparative historical study of the nature and structure of the world's religions and their diverse manifestations over time in different societies and cultures. For the comparative study of the characteristics of religious systems in different societies that aims to develop a universal evolutionary continuum of religions and stresses a scientific methodology, see "comparative religion."

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Bibliography

  1. 1.  The Getty Art & Architecture Thesaurus, 300054309. The J. Paul Getty Trust.