authorial intentions and the interpretative possibilities of their sacred texts, the texts do not merely serve to communicate referential messages and symbolic meanings or reflect their historical contexts, but can assume the most ...
Author: Kristina Myrvold
The Death of Sacred Texts draws attention to a much neglected topic in the study of sacred texts: the religious and ritual attitudes towards texts which have become old and damaged and can no longer be used for reading practices or in religious worship. This book approaches religious texts and scriptures by focusing on their physical properties and the dynamic interactions of devices and habits that lie beneath and within a given text. In the last decades a growing body of research studies has directed attention to the multiple uses and ways people encounter written texts and how they make them alive, even as social actors, in different times and cultures. Considering religious people seem to have all the motives for giving their sacred texts a respectful symbolic treatment, scholars have paid surprisingly little attention to the ritual procedures of disposing and renovating old texts. This book fills this gap, providing empirical data and theoretical analyses of historical and contemporary religious attitudes towards, and practices of text disposals within, seven world religions: Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Exploring the cultural and historical variations of rituals for religious scriptures and texts (such as burials, cremations and immersion into rivers) and the underlying beliefs within the religious traditions, this book investigates how these religious practices and stances respond to modernization and globalization processes when new technologies have made it possible to mass-produce and publish religious texts on the Internet.
and after the death of ben Zoma there were no more darshanim 'expounders of the text'. It is probably true to say that, after the second century, extravagant allegorizations and creative exegeses came to be associated, like the LXX and ...
Author: John Sawyer
Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts is the first comprehensive study of the role of languages and texts in the religions of the Greco-Roman world, including Judaism and Christianity. It explores bilingualism, language learning, literacy, book production and translation, as well as some of the more explicitly religious factors, including beliefs about language, missionary zeal, ritual, conservatism and the power of a priestly establishment. Sacred Languages and Sacred Texts sheds new light on the role of the power of words, spoken and written, in religion.
For Mark, it is not simply enough to show that Jesus died and how this happened; Mark also wants to show how the death of Jesus makes a difference in God's divine plan of salvation. Mark also wants to show that the coming Messiah is ...
Author: Carl Olson
Covering the major monotheistic religions—Christianity, Judaism, and Islam—as well as selected Eastern religions and Bahá'í, Zoroastrianism, and Mormonism, this cross-cultural book offers excerpts of sacred texts and interprets passages to enable a deeper understanding of these religious writings. • Guides readers through some of the most important religious texts in world history, providing significant interpretative material to help students understand the history and ideas within these writings • Discusses the nature of a sacred text and suggests ways of reading a sacred text to more fully appreciate its significance • Provides insightful comments from the editor that accompany the selected texts, explaining the context of passages to enhance readers' comprehension
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Consider the following brief quotation : Behold , my soul wrongs me , ( but ) I do not listen to it , and draws me on toward death before ( I ) have come to it , and casts ( me ) upon the fire to burn me up .
Author: S. A. Nigosian
Publisher: JHU Press
Nigosian explores the diverse literary antecedents of the Old Testament as well as the Apocrypha -- books excluded from the canonical Hebrew text but included in the Septuagint.
This must mean that this particular interpretation dates to the years shortly after Jesus ' death , perhaps already to the thirties AD , as De Jonge ( 1992a ) suggests . Where or how did the early Christians encounter the formula ?
If a damsel at the death of her husband had been merely wedded by ( the recitation of ) sacred texts , and if the marriage had not been consummated , she may be married again . ' 75. The wife of an emigrant shall wait for five years .
If a damsel at the death of her husband had been merely wedded by ( the recitation of ) sacred texts , and if the marriage had not been consummated , she may be married again . ' ' 75. The wife of an emigrant shall wait for five years .