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CHRISTIANITY IS NOT A PRODUCT OF ITS ORIGINS, BUT OF ITS TRANSFORMATION INTO GERMANICIZED FOLK RELIGION – RE-INSTITUTIONALIZED UNDER COLONIALISM.
—-…”a concept is not best understood in light of its origins, but rather in light of the direction in which the tradition is moving. To take Christianity as a notorious example: I do not believe that the truth of Christianity will best be elucidated by a search for its origins, but rather by an observation of its development in tradition. This approach is a reversal of the assumption that has dominated Christian and much other religious scholarship for a very long time, an assumption characterized by the genetic fallacy: that the true meaning of a wordâor of an ideaâlies in its pristine state.48″—-