Vol. 13 No. 4: Exploring Words: The Impact of the Colonialization Period on the Development of a Religious Language

Guest Editors: Knut Martin Stünkel and Görge Hasselhoff

The volume examines the development of religious language in a special kind of contact situation i.e., the specific influence of colonial encounters on the formation and development of religious language in both Europe and the colonies. It attempts to scrutinize if knowledge of non-European languages challenged and changed religious concepts and notions in the European language. Did the European religious language(s) become more sense-related as a result of the colonial encounter? What (new) role did the transcendence-immanence distinction play? What concepts in general were found suitable by European authors as tertia comparationis or connectabilities to non-European languages?