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The Context of Religious Reading

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/9780195125771.003.0003
The Context of Religious Reading

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This chapter turns to the question of authority. If religious reading requires, in some sense, submission to authoritative direction as to what is worth reading and how, what is this likely to mean in terms of (1) institutions in which religious readers might flourish; (2) epistemologies to which they might be committed? The institutional question is discussed by contrast with the present situation of American and European universities.

Keywords: religious reading; authority; institutions; epistemology; American universities; European universities

Chapter.  8780 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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