Sacred Languages of the World: An Introduction by Brian P. Bennett PDF

By Brian P. Bennett

A interesting comparative account of sacred languages and their position in and past faith —written for a huge, interdisciplinary audience

Sacred languages were used for foundational texts, liturgy, and formality for millennia, and plenty of have remained almost unchanged in the course of the centuries. whereas the very important courting among language and faith has been lengthy stated, new study and considering throughout an array of disciplines together with non secular reviews, sociolinguistics, sociology, linguistics, or even neurolinguistics has ended in a renewed curiosity within the region. This attention-grabbing and informative booklet attracts on Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Judaic, and Buddhist traditions to supply a concise and obtainable creation to the phenomenon of sacred languages. 

The e-book takes a strongly comparative, wide-ranging method of exploring ways that historical spiritual languages, resembling Latin, Pali, Church Slavonic, and Hebrew proceed to form the ideals and practices of spiritual groups worldwide. educated by way of either comparative faith and sociolinguistics, it strains the histories of sacred languages, the myths and doctrines that specify their foundation and price, a few of the methods they're used, the sectarian debates that shadow them, and the technological recommendations that propel them ahead within the twenty-first century. 

  • A finished yet succinct account of the position and value of language inside of religion
  • Takes an interdisciplinary strategy for you to attract scholars and students throughout an array of disciplines, together with non secular experiences, sociology of faith, sociolinguistics, and linguistics
  • Provides a strongly comparative exploration, drawing on Christian, Islamic, Hindu, Judaic, and Buddhist traditions
  • Uses a number of examples and ties historical debates with modern situations
  • Satisfies the speedily starting to be call for for books at the topic between either lecturers and common readers

Sacred Languages of the World is a must-read for college students of faith and language, scripture, non secular literacy, schooling and language, the sociology of faith, sociolinguistics. it is going to even have robust attraction between normal readers with an curiosity comparative faith, heritage, cultural feedback, communique reports, and more. 

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