Beyond the Written Word: Oral Aspects of Scripture in the History of Religion / Edition 1

Beyond the Written Word: Oral Aspects of Scripture in the History of Religion / Edition 1

by William Albert Graham
     
 

The concept of 'scripture' as written religious text is re-examined, considering orally distributed sacred writings.See more details below

Overview

The concept of 'scripture' as written religious text is re-examined, considering orally distributed sacred writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521448208
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
03/11/1993
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
324
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part I. Of Written and Spoken Words: 1. Writing and written culture; 2. The print textuality of modern culture; 3. Books, reading and literacy in the premodern west; Part II. Of Written and Spoken Scripture: 4. Scripture in Judeo-Christian perspective; 5. Holy writ and holy word; 6. Scripture as spoken word: the Indian paradigm; Part III. 'An Arabic Reciting': Qu'ran as Spoken Book: 7. Revelation and recitation; 8. Muslim scripture as spoken word; 9. Voicing the Qu'ran: questions of meaning; Part IV. 'The Lively Oracles of God': Bible as Spoken Word: 10. The spoken word of Christian holy writ; 11. God's word in the desert; 12. Hearing and seeing: the rhetoric of Martin Luther; Conclusion.

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