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Beyond the Written Word Oral Aspects of Scripture in the History of Religion by William Albert Graham

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Published by Cambridge University Press .
Written in English


  • Religion: general,
  • Sacred texts,
  • Bible Commentary,
  • History Of Religion (General),
  • Religion - World Religions,
  • Religion,
  • Comparative Religion,
  • Religion / Comparative Religion,
  • Religion / General,
  • Sacred books,
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Book details:

The Physical Object
Number of Pages320
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7741158M
ISBN 100521448204
ISBN 109780521448208

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  Beyond the written word Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Language English. Access-restricted-item true Addeddate Bookplateleaf Boxid IA City Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to : Title: Beyond the Written Word: Oral Aspects of Scripture in the History of Religion By: William A. Graham Format: Paperback Number of Pages: Vendor: Cambridge University Press Publication Date: Dimensions: X X (inches) Weight: 1 pound 3 ounces ISBN: ISBN Stock No: WWPages: The true reading is merely, not above the things which have been written, as though the words were a sort of proverb, like Ne quid nimis or Milton's "The rule of not too much" (μηδὲν ἄγαν). The word "to think" is omitted in the best manuscripts. The phrase, "which have been written," is of very uncertain meaning. The concept of 'scripture' as written religious text is re-examined in this analysis of the traditions of oral use of the sacred writings of religions. William Graham asserts the need for a new perspective on how scripture has been appropriated by religious people who could neither read nor write.

Beyond the Written Word shows the power of "less commonly considered" materials to expand and even challenge the categories of history of religions. Its "fundamental contention" is "that any concept of 'scripture' that is useful and meaningful for the study of religion must include recognition of its importance both as written and spoken word.   The Written World is less of a focused book on one subject as of a collection of essays on a similar topic. Puchner doesnt focus solely on the written world, as the title would suggest. The subtitle is closer to the actual book, but theres also a lot about nonfiction/5. Get this from a library! Beyond the written word: oral aspects of scripture in the history of religion. [William A Graham] -- "This is a book about the fundamental orality of scripture, that is, about the significant oral roles of written sacred texts in the history of religion."--Preface. Written Words Bookstore, Shelton, Connecticut. 1, likes. An independent, remote bookstore in Shelton, CT/5(31).