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The Fundamental Genres 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/9780195125771.003.0004
The Fundamental Genres of Religious Reading

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This chapter analyzes two of the literary genres in which religious readers are most likely to compose and that they will most happily use: the commentary and the anthology. Topics covered include commentaries as metaworks, commentary's purposes, commentary's formal features and ideal readers, anthology's formal features and purposes, and commonplace books.

Keywords: religious reading; commonplace books; commentary; anthology

Chapter.  17603 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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