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Published on Friday, April 23, 2010

DIVINING

scriptural meaning-making

Conventional approaches to religious study rely heavily on textual analysis, even though this accounts for just a fraction of how humans experience, engage, and evolve religious traditions. Based in the School of Religion, the Institute for Signifying Scriptures (ISS) seeks to facilitate research that is transdisciplinary, creative, and original in its analysis of all the various representations – be they visual, material, musical, spoken, or notational – that are encapsulated by the term “religion,” and how this examination might en- large our conceptions of what constitutes the comparative phenomenon known as “scriptures.”

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