Title of Chapter or Poem
Mapping Religiously, or Religiously Minding the Map?
The authority implicit to canonical texts, and per J. Brian Harley, “all mapped surfaces” (Harley 1989), makes the disparate defining emphases used to distinguish diverse maps of religion, something of a case study for exploring interpretive patterns in both disciplines. In fact, it is demonstrably the case that religious truth as map, and maps of religious truth, continue to exert, at once, implicit and explicit influence on both contemporary and historical understanding of conceptual landscapes. This essay explores the degree to which maps – both ancient or contemporary, overtly ideological or scientifically ‘objective’ – can play a singularly decisive role in communicating and/or masking a religiously prescriptive worldview.
Mapping Across Academia
Stanley D. Brunn and Martin A. Dodge
Place of Publication
Mapping Religion, Teaching Religion
Biblical Studies | Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Digital Humanities | History of Religion | Other Religion