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Multiplicity of Souls

1. After the idea of God, the idea that a human person has one or more souls became a widespread driving force of religious orientation and cultic instruction books. By way of extremely different conceptualizations, the soul is bound up with, especially, the whole history of religion, but without being exhausted in the area of religion. In view of the bro…

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Gladigow, Burkhard, “Soul”, 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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