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Saints across Traditions and Time Periods: Methods for Increasing Range and Reading in Comparative Frameworks

Department of Philosophy and Religion, Rollins College, 1000 Holt Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789, USA
Religions 2019, 10(10), 577; https://doi.org/10.3390/rel10100577
Received: 19 September 2019 / Revised: 10 October 2019 / Accepted: 11 October 2019 / Published: 16 October 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Comparative Hagiology: Issues in Theory and Method)
This paper offers a nascent attempt at best practices for the comparative method in a conference setting. Exploring the value in transcendence of traditions and specialization, it traces the preparation and outcome of a recent comparative hagiology panel and develops a list of possible steps for facilitating meaningful interchange between scholars. Building on Freiberger’s methodology for Comparative Religions, it applies a method specifically to hagiographical studies. View Full-Text
Keywords: collaborative scholarship; comparative method; Comparative Religions; disciplinary innovation hagiography; hagiology; Religious Studies; Sainthood; sacred biography collaborative scholarship; comparative method; Comparative Religions; disciplinary innovation hagiography; hagiology; Religious Studies; Sainthood; sacred biography
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French, T.E. Saints across Traditions and Time Periods: Methods for Increasing Range and Reading in Comparative Frameworks. Religions 2019, 10, 577.

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