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1. Bodily pain, occasioned by corporeal injury, represents a total, holistic reaction calculated to protect the health of the organism. Persons can feel pain from birth onward. Further, within a multifaceted process of learning and integration during individual development, a person becomes heir to the ability to bear, and, precisely, to process or manage,…

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Frank, Monika, “Pain”, in: The Brill Dictionary of Religion, Edited by Kocku von Stuckrad. Consulted online on 24 October 2020 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004124332, 20051223

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