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Religion, Science of.

Science that aims to investigate the psychological, physiological, and ethnological bases of religion, the primitive popular ideas that underlie all hist. religions, and the alleged development of religion from that of primitive man upward; as it aims to present a hist. of the development of the forms of religious thinking and concerns itself with the origin of Christianity, which it regards not as an absolute religion but as a stage in an evolutionary process, it opposes the Biblical concept of revealed religion. Regarded by some as equivalent to the hist. of religion, by others as equivalent to comparative religion.*

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