Beyond The Written Word


The concept of “scripture” as written religious text is reexamined in this close analysis of the traditions of oral use of the sacred writings of religions around the world. Pointing out the central importance of the oral and aural experience of religious texts in the life of religious communities of both Eastern and Western cultures, William Graham asserts the need for a new perspective on how scripture has been appropriated and used by the vast majority of all people who have been religious, most of whom could neither read nor write.

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SKU (ISBN): 9780521448208
ISBN10: 0521448204
William Graham
Binding: Trade Paper
Published: March 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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