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Faithful Narratives: Historians, Religion, and the Challenge of Objectivity

Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo

Abstract

Historians of religion face complex interpretive issues when examining religious texts, practices, and experiences. This book presents the work of twelve eminent scholars whose research has exemplified compelling strategies for negotiating the difficulties inherent in this increasingly important area of historical inquiry. The chapters range chronologically from Late Antiquity to modern America and thematically from the spirituality of near eastern monks to women's agency in religion, considering familiar religious communities alongside those on the margins and bringing a range of spiritual an ... More

Keywords: religious history, religious texts, religious practices, religious experiences, religion, Judaism, Christianity, Islam, interreligious discourse

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801451829
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801451829.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Andrea Sterk, editor
Associate Professor of History, the University of Florida

Nina Caputo, editor

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Introduction

Andrea Sterk and Nina Caputo

Part One Late Antique and Medieval Religious Debates and Their Modern Implications

Part Two Early Modern Perspectives on Spirituality, Culture, and Religious Boundaries

Part Three From the Premodern to the Modern World

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