naissance

[ney-suhns]
noun
a birth, an origination, or a growth, as that of a person, an organization, an idea, or a movement.

Origin:
1480–90; < French, Middle French, equivalent to nais- (stem of naître to be born < Vulgar Latin *nāscere, for Latin nāscī) + -ance -ance

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It appears to be failing at understanding religion as a cultural phenomenon that has persisted since the naissance of humanity.
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