Reading Religion in Text and Context: Reflections of Faith and Practice in Religious Materials

1st Edition

Peter Collins, Elisabeth Arweck

Routledge
Published June 21, 2006
Reference - 210 Pages
ISBN 9780754654827 - CAT# Y234823
Series: Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group

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Summary

To what extent is religion inherently textual? What might the term 'textual' mean in relation to religious faith and practice? These are the two key questions addressed by the eleven thought-provoking essays collected in this volume. Accounts of the content and structure of sacred texts are commonplace. The rather more adventurous aim of this book is to disclose (within the context of religion) the various ways in which meaning can be read of more or less obviously sacred writing and from discourses such as the body, the built and natural environment, drama and ritual.

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