History and Religion. Narrating a Religious Past by Bernd-Christian Otto, Susanne Rau, Jörg Rüpke

By Bernd-Christian Otto, Susanne Rau, Jörg Rüpke

Historical past is likely one of the most vital cultural instruments to make experience of one’s scenario, to set up identification, outline otherness, and clarify swap. this is often the 1st systematic scholarly research that analyses the advanced courting among background and faith, taking into consideration non secular teams either as manufacturers of ancient narratives in addition to particular themes of historiography. Coming from various disciplines, the authors of this quantity ask lower than which stipulations and with what results religions are historicised. How do non secular teams hire old narratives within the development in their identities? What are the biases and elisions of present analytical and descriptive frames within the historical past of faith? the amount goals at starting up a comparative historiography of faith and combines disciplinary competences of non secular experiences and the background of faith, Confessional Theologies, background, historical past of technological know-how, and Literary stories. through utilising literary comparability and old contextualization to these texts which have been used as relevant files for histories of person religions, their historiographic issues, instruments and techniques are analysed. The comparative strategy addresses circum-Mediterranean and ecu in addition to Asian spiritual traditions from the 1st millennium BCE to the current and bargains with subject matters resembling the origins of spiritual historiography, the practices of writing and the transformation of narratives.

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History and Religion. Narrating a Religious Past

Historical past is among the most crucial cultural instruments to make feel of one’s scenario, to set up id, outline otherness, and clarify switch. this can be the 1st systematic scholarly learn that analyses the complicated dating among background and faith, considering spiritual teams either as manufacturers of ancient narratives in addition to particular themes of historiography.

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