Mapping Religiously, or Religiously Minding the Map?

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Mapping Religiously, or Religiously Minding the Map?

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Religious Studies

Abstract/Excerpt

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.

Document Type

Chapter

Book Title

Mapping Across Academia

Editors

Stanley D. Brunn and Martin A. Dodge

Publisher

Springer

Place of Publication

New York

Publication Date

2017

Pages

323-347

ISBN

978-94-024-1011-2

Keywords

Mapping Religion, Teaching Religion

Disciplines

Biblical Studies | Christian Denominations and Sects | Christianity | Digital Humanities | History of Religion | Other Religion

Mapping Religiously, or Religiously Minding the Map?

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