Views about Scripture: a key to a well-used book?
Author: David Beine (2001)

“Any new holy writ will be filtered through the cultural presuppositions placed upon it by their [listeners’] existing beliefs.”

Beine examines how people’s view of holy writ influences their understanding and use of translated sacred writings. He looks particularly at the main beliefs about holy writ among the major world religions of Asia—Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism—comparing them with the Christian view. Further, he relates a case study of the Newar people of Nepal.

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