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Published: 05 June 2020
Language and the Formation of Religious Reality
Majed S. Allehaibi
Jazan University, Saudi Arabia
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Keywords: Language, Religious Reality, Beliefs
This paper explores the notion that religious texts and the tradition of religious story telling are the content, form or “the movable feast” by which we form and preserve our culture and group identity, and by which we pass them down to the next generations. All these texts are composed of language that is open for analysis and multiple interpreta-tions. Hence, religious beliefs are anchored in language which shapes and reshapes our worldview.
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