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The Problem

1. Statement of the problem: Friendship is a type of social relationship bearing distinct impresses in the various societies, and not a religious phenomenon. In its historical manifestations, however, in the concepts to which it has its orientation, and in the patterns of behavior in which it is realized, friendship exhibits multiple conn…

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von Reibnitz, Barbara, “Friendship”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 27 May 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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