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Beginnings of religion in Genesis is now beginning (6)

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I believe the answer is:

origin

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Here is my best explanation:

'beginnings' is the definition.
(thesaurus)

'of religion in genesis is now beginning' is the wordplay.
'of' becomes 'o' (**).
'beginning' says to take the initial letters.
The first letters of 'religion in genesis is now' is 'rigin'.
'o'+'rigin'='ORIGIN'

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This clue was last seen in The Telegraph

(Other definitions for origin that I've seen before include "extraction", "Place where something begins", "Place or point of beginning (6)", "Genesis", "Source, derivation", "spring", "Root", "Derivation", "Source, beginning point" and "crossing".)

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