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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 Context of Religious Reading

The Context of Religious Reading

(p.60) 3 The Context of Religious Reading
Religious Reading

Paul J. Griffiths

Oxford University Press

This chapter turns to the question of authority. If religious reading requires, in some sense, submission to authoritative direction as to what is worth reading and how, what is this likely to mean in terms of (1) institutions in which religious readers might flourish; (2) epistemologies to which they might be committed? The institutional question is discussed by contrast with the present situation of American and European universities.

Keywords:   religious reading, authority, institutions, epistemology, American universities, European universities

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