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Speciation and Isolation

  • Ina Wunn
  • Davina Grojnowski
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Part of the New Approaches to the Scientific Study of Religion book series (NASR, volume 6)

Abstract

Isolation is the decisive factor during the formation of new, independent religions. The religion’s characteristics such as a deviating divine imagery, other narrative, different practices and cultic acts, not even different paths to salvation are responsible for the formation of gaps between communities which are considered to be no longer bridgeable. Instead, at a certain point in time, a fruitful communication between the members of these different religious communities is no longer possible. The respective sets of beliefs, rules, and behaviours are no longer compatible.

Keywords

Isolation (of religious communities) Geographic isolation Social isolation 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ina Wunn
    • 1
  • Davina Grojnowski
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of PhilosophyLeibniz University of HanoverHanoverGermany
  2. 2.Formerly King’s CollegeLondonUK

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