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Religious Reading

Paul J. Griffiths

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780195125771
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853335 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125771.001.0001
Religious Reading

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What social conditions and intellectual practices are necessary in order for religious cultures to flourish? This book finds the answer in “religious reading” — the kind of reading in which a religious believer allows his mind to be furnished and his heart instructed by a sacred text, understood in the light of an authoritative tradition. It favorably contrasts the practices and pedagogies of traditional religious cultures with those of our own fragmented and secularized culture and insists that religious reading should be preserved.

Keywords: social conditions; intellectual practices; religious culture; religious reading; sacred text; secularized culture

Book.  224 pages. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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Religion in Religious Reading

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Religion and Literary Work in Religious Reading

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Conclusion in Religious Reading

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