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Religious ReadingThe Place of Reading in the Practice of Religion$
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Paul J. Griffiths

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780195125771

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125771.001.0001

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The Fundamental Genres of Religious Reading

The Fundamental Genres of Religious Reading

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(p.77) 4 The Fundamental Genres of Religious Reading
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Religious Reading
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Paul J. Griffiths

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195125771.003.0004

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

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