religious writing


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Related to religious writing: scripture, Holy Scripture, Religious texts
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Noun1.religious writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deityreligious writing - writing that is venerated for the worship of a deity
piece of writing, written material, writing - the work of a writer; anything expressed in letters of the alphabet (especially when considered from the point of view of style and effect); "the writing in her novels is excellent"; "that editorial was a fine piece of writing"
sacred scripture, scripture - any writing that is regarded as sacred by a religious group
Christian Bible, Good Book, Holy Scripture, Holy Writ, Scripture, Bible, Word of God, Book, Word - the sacred writings of the Christian religions; "he went to carry the Word to the heathen"
Paralipomenon - (Old Testament) an obsolete name for the Old Testament books of I Chronicles and II Chronicles which were regarded as supplementary to Kings
Testament - either of the two main parts of the Christian Bible
evangel, Gospel, Gospels - the four books in the New Testament (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) that tell the story of Christ's life and teachings
Synoptic Gospels, Synoptics - the first three Gospels which describe events in Christ's life from a similar point of view
prayer - a fixed text used in praying
service book - a book setting forth the forms of church service
Apocrypha - 14 books of the Old Testament included in the Vulgate (except for II Esdras) but omitted in Jewish and Protestant versions of the Bible; eastern Christian churches (except the Coptic Church) accept all these books as canonical; the Russian Orthodox Church accepts these texts as divinely inspired but does not grant them the same status
sapiential book, wisdom book, wisdom literature - any of the biblical books (Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, Wisdom of Solomon, Ecclesiasticus) that are considered to contain wisdom
Pseudepigrapha - 52 texts written between 200 BC and AD 200 but ascribed to various prophets and kings in the Hebrew scriptures; many are apocalyptic in nature
Talmudic literature - (Judaism) ancient rabbinical writings
Veda, Vedic literature - (from the Sanskrit word for `knowledge') any of the most ancient sacred writings of Hinduism written in early Sanskrit; traditionally believed to comprise the Samhitas, the Brahmanas, the Aranyakas, and the Upanishads
mantra - (Sanskrit) literally a `sacred utterance' in Vedism; one of a collection of orally transmitted poetic hymns
psalm - any sacred song used to praise the deity
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The book's theses are complicated here somewhat by the fact that religious writing depended on archaism in a way that other writing did not.
Eclipse and aftermath" bemoans the shift of emphasis from soul to self in religious writing.
The proper significance of the 17th-century English poet and religious writer Thomas Traherne, is only beginning to be fully appreciated with the relatively recent discovery and publication of much of his previously lost religious writing.
Reynolds concludes that the predominance of the press over the pulpit suggests that "popular religious writing .
Sarah Apetrei summarizes a key conundrum that the authors of these essays skillfully navigate: "While it is important to avoid the banal identification of mysticism and femininity, this coincidence seems to be central to approaches to women's religious writing of the period" (156).
He is deadly accurate in the absence of religious writings in the Field Day collections--and would that the absence of religious writing in the Field Day had garnered as much protest as the absence of women writers, for in truth the exclusion is far more sweeping.
Script, Print, and Persecution," With Parts I and IV treating religious writing and one of the essays in Part II focusing on seventeenth-century bibles, the volume is heavily weighted toward religion, as, indeed, was the entire period under discussion.
Besides these aspects there is also a polemic that seeks to draw attention to the feminine, indeed feminist aspects of the play, and to explore how far links with other forms of religious writing can support or elaborate this project.
The models he constructs for thinking about this do not engage directly with modern theories of performative language, exemplified by the work of Judith Butler, and Bedingfield's study was presumably too far developed by the time of the publication of Clare Lees's Ritual and Belief: Religious Writing in Late Anglo-Saxon England for the latter to be taken into account.
She quotes extensively from literature, from religious writing and from the newspapers in an attempt to illuminate her illness and its effect on her.
From the crusades of the 11th century down to the present day, presentations of Muhammad the Prophet of Islam, in European literature and religious writing alike have often been used as a foil to Christian Europe's search for its own religious identity and to its search for identity through religion.
Consider Paul's use of pagan Greek religious beliefs, even quoting from a pagan religious writing, as part of his preparation for presenting the gospel of Jesus Christ to the Greek religious philosophers at the Areopagus in Athens (Acts 17:16-34).