The Brill Dictionary of Religion

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Transmittal of Religion

1. Religions are complex, culturally conditioned systems of communication and symbol. Their ‘messages’ (of the will of God, of the gods, of the ancestors) and their signs are often accessible to and interpretable by only a few specialists. Religions therefore need to shape and develop certain strategi…

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Bernard, Jutta, “Media”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 24 May 2019 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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