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Quotation by Joachim Wach
Religion differs from magic in that it is not concerned with control or manipulation of the powers confronted. Rather it means submission to, trust in, and adoration of, what is apprehended as the divine nature of ultimate reality.
Joachim Wach (1898–1955), German-born U.S. religious historian. The Comparative Study of Religions, ch. 2, Columbia University Press (1958).
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