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Religionsgeschichtliche Schule

Religionsgeschichtliche Schule (History of Religions School). A method developed originally at Göttingen (hence sometimes called ‘the little Göttingen faculty’) for attempting the study of religions as part of an unfolding historical development. Its main focus was to set the study of early Christianity firmly in the context of Jewish and Hellenistic religion, making it in effect ‘one among many’; but the method was applied to the Old Testament, and eventually, more ambitiously, to a general history of religions.

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