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1. With the discovery of electricity and magnetism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, the → European history of religion changed, too, with the new bands of attachment between the sciences on the one side and religious patterns on the other. Attraction or repulsion, energy working at a distance (or arriving via other objects), and, finally, even experimental little bolts of lightning could now be generated, and they supplied f…

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Gladigow, Burkhard, “Electricity”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 03 December 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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