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


Within religions, communication processes and the connected coupling of diverging opinions regarding beliefs, religious requirements, and actions (cult, ritual) result in different spectrums of opinions which are represented by more or less independent religious communities. The opinions within such a community can diverge, must prove themselves in the religious discourse, and can be transmitted and enforced successfully.


Set of beliefs, rules, and behaviours Communities Varieties 


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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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