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Intellectual Religion
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1. Intellectuals are customarily deemed to be advocates of a rationalistic, enlightened, and secular understanding of the world, and consequently the sheerest imaginable contrast to the religious person. However, aside from the fact that members of educated classes have at all times been (co-) formers of religious thought and the corresponding practice (→ priests, monks, clergy, theol…

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Ulbricht, Justus H., “Intellectual Religion”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 04 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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