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Book: Jesus and Addiction to Origins

Chapter: Reification, Religion and the Relics of the Past

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.39248


Placing Willi Braun’s work in a longstanding intellectual tradition that extends back at least to Ludwig Feuerbach, William E. Arnal offers concluding thoughts on how this tradition can assist scholars to resist the reifying tendencies that continue to characterize not just the study of early Christianity but also the academic study of religion as a whole.

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