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624 Pages | 7 b/w illustrations

7 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780823255566

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Religious Language Matters

Edited by Ernst van den Hemel and Asja Szafraniec

A Fordham University Press Publication

Future of the Religious Past (FUP)

  • Another rich and multifaceted volume in the Future of the Religious Past series, this one enters into the vast question of the interconnections among religion and language.
  • The volume is especially good on how speech act theory can be applied to religion, with Michael Lambek's essay on how that takes place in linguistic anthropology being one of the highlights of the volume.
  • The volume editors have made special efforts to find and showcase essays that focus on linguistic behavior outside daily conversational norms, such as mantra or magic spells.