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Religion and Literary Work

Paul J. Griffiths

in Religious Reading

Published in print June 1999 | ISBN: 9780195125771
Published online October 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199853335 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125771.003.0002
Religion and Literary Work

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This chapter begins with a discussion of how works may be composed, displayed, stored, and redisplayed without the use of writing, and without literacy in the narrow sense. It then considers debates about the significance of literacy and its relations to orality. This is followed by discussions of the Parry/Lord theory, writing in ancient India, how religious people read, and how religious people compose.

Keywords: religious learning; literacy; orality; reading; writing; Parry/Lord theory; religious people; ancient India

Chapter.  21431 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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