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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

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

Paul J. Griffiths

Oxford University Press

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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