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Dialogue and Destabilization: An Index for Comparative Global Exemplarity

Department of History, University of Tennessee, 6th Floor, Dunford Hall, 915 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996, USA
Religions 2019, 10(10), 569; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10100569
Received: 16 September 2019 / Revised: 30 September 2019 / Accepted: 5 October 2019 / Published: 12 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Comparative Hagiology: Issues in Theory and Method)
This reflection derives from a discussion that took place at the 2018 “Comparative Hagiology” pre-conference workshop of the American Academy of Religion. The goal during that meeting was to articulate points of dialogue for the comparison of exemplary figures in various historic, geographic, and faith traditions. Here, I offer an open-ended descriptive index as a heuristic device for beginning a comparative study, whether collaborative or single-authored. After positioning my inquiry from within my own field of study, medieval European Christianity, I offer a brief “test case” for the portability of the index by using its terms to think through a text that is widely-regarded within my subfield as deeply complicated and difficult to interpret, the Life of Christina Mirabilis. I conclude by re-describing some of the terms of the index and by inviting further re-description. View Full-Text
Keywords: comparative religions; disciplinary innovation hagiography; hagiology; medieval Christianity; religious studies; theory and method in religious studies comparative religions; disciplinary innovation hagiography; hagiology; medieval Christianity; religious studies; theory and method in religious studies
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Ritchey, S. Dialogue and Destabilization: An Index for Comparative Global Exemplarity. Religions 2019, 10, 569.

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