Rethinking Scripture: Essays from a Comparative Perspective

Rethinking Scripture: Essays from a Comparative Perspective

by Miriam Levering
ISBN-10:
0887066143
ISBN-13:
9780887066146
Pub. Date:
07/01/1988
Publisher:
State University of New York Press

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Rethinking Scripture: Essays from a Comparative Perspective

Exploring the nature of texts, this book explains how scriptures function within religions. Topics covered include the oral dimensions of scripture, canon formation, a study of the word in Hindu life, and the role of text in Buddhism.

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ISBN-13: 9780887066146
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 07/01/1988
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction: Rethinking Scripture
Miriam Levering

1. The Study of Religion and the Study of the Bible
Wilfred Cantwell Smith

2. Scripture as Form and Concept: Their Emergence for the Western World
Wilfred Cantwell Smith

3. Scripture and Its Reception: A Buddhist Case
Miriam Levering

4. "Scripture" in India: Towards a Typology of the Word in Hindu Life
Thomas B. Coburn

5. Scripture as Spoken Word
William A. Graham

6. The 'Canons' of 'Scripture'
Kendall W. Folkert

7. The Bride of Israel: The Ontological Status of Scripture in the Rabbinic and Kabbalistic Traditions
Barbara A. Holdrege

Contributors

Index

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