Rethinking Scripture Essays from a Comparative Perspective

ISBN-10: 0887066143

ISBN-13: 9780887066146

Edition: 1989

Authors: Miriam Levering

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Five scholars of comparative religion contribute seven essays on the role of sacred texts and believers' attitudes toward them. Among material discussed is Christian, Judaic, Buddhist, Hindi, Sikh, Muslim, and Jain. Topics include oral scripture and a comparison of rabbinic and kabbalistic traditions. Paperback edition ($14.95) unseen. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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List price: $33.95
Copyright year: 1989
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 7/1/1988
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 276
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Miriam Levering is author of Buddhism in Sung Culture and The Zen of Women: Women Masters in Sung Zen. Currently an associate professor of religious studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, she serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Chinese Religions and on the steering committee of the Buddhism section of the American Academy of Religion.

Introduction: Rethinking Scripture
The Study of Religion and the Study of the Bible
Scripture as Form and Concept: Their Emergence for the Western World
Scripture and Its Reception: A Buddhist Case
"Scripture" in India: Towards a Typology of the Word in Hindu Life
Scripture as Spoken Word
The 'Canons' of 'Scripture'
The Bride of Israel: The Ontological Status of Scripture in the Rabbinic and Kabbalistic Traditions
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