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"Origins" of Religion

"Origins" of Religion

Author: Lee Gilmore

This lesson will discuss different accounts of the etymology of "religion," as well as some of the early manifestations of religion.

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The study of word origins.


An ancient region encompassing the areas served by the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, including modern Iraq as well as parts of Iran, Syria, and Turkey.