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Barnes, Michael (2011) Reading Other Religious Texts: Intratextuality and the Logic of Scripture. Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 46 (3), pp. 389-410. [Journal Article]


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    The reading and interpretation of texts from another tradition is becoming a familiar practice in both ecumenical and interreligious circles, yet the use of intuition and imagination to cross religious boundaries raises ethical and theological as much as hermeneutical questions about the interpretation of unfamiliar worlds of discourse. This article looks at two important dialogical practices - Comparative Theology and Scriptural Reasoning - to explore the implications of the 'logic of scripture' for interreligious relations. By distinguishing between scripture as an exemplary text and the pedagogy intrinsic to religious or 'reverential' reading, the article argues for a more careful theological attention to the process rather than the content of such textual reading.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Ecumenical Studies
    Department: Theology
    Depositing User: Dr Michael Barnes
    Date Deposited: 07 Feb 2012 20:38
    Last Modified: 04 Nov 2016 10:40
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/1391

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