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Lost in Translation: Inserting “Religion” into Ancient Texts

Brent Nongbri

in Before Religion: A History of a Modern Concept

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300154160
eISBN:
9780300154177
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300154160.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines the ancient usages of small group of such words: the Latin religio, the Greek thrēskeia, and the Arabic terms dīn, milla, and umma. It explains that these terms were all ... More


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