Religion between Last Judgement, law and faith: Koranic dīn and its rendering in Latin translations of the Koran

@article{Glei2012ReligionBL,
  title={Religion between Last Judgement, law and faith: Koranic dīn and its rendering in Latin translations of the Koran},
  author={Reinhold F. Glei and Stefan Reichmuth},
  journal={Religion},
  year={2012},
  volume={42},
  pages={247 - 271}
}
In this article, the meaning of the Latin term religio and its equivalents in European languages is considered in a diachronical perspective, with a special focus on the history of the Koranic term dīn and its rendering in Latin translations. It is shown that the Koranic concept of religion goes back to late-antique Middle East sources, responsible for the different meanings of dīn in Koranic usage. As can be seen, there is a development from an older meaning of ‘law, judgement’ to a younger… Expand
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