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Locating the Past/Discovering the Present: Perspectives on Religion, Culture, and Marginality

Review: Dana N. Mills, Literature and Theology, http://www.citeulike.org/article/9721975

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This collection examines the production and recreation of religious ideas and images in different times and locations, achieving a comparative perspective on the transmission of religious influences. The contents cover historical periods from the Middle Ages to the contemporary world, and geopolitical locations from Europe to North America to South Asia. The essayists look at contact and conflict between insiders and outsiders, centres and margins, Jews and Christians, Slavs and Greeks, and ancient ritual behaviours and modern television broadcasting as part of the negotiation of new identity positions, relationships, and accommodations. Locating the Past combines the
disciplines of literary studies, cultural studies, art history, religion, history, and critical theory, making it an important resource to a range of scholars as well as non-specialists.

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