Orality and Literacy VII: Oral-scribal Dimensions of Scripture, Piety and Practice in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

The 2008 Rice University conference will be devoted to an examination of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, with particular sensitivity extended to the aesthetic, compositional, and performative aspects of the three faiths in their historically appropriate media contexts. Beginning with the pre-modern period and reaching into our postmodern world, the philological, textual paradigm has served as the intellectual matrix for classical and biblical scholarship, for medieval studies and for the study of world religions. The intellectual accomplishments of this paradigm are incontestable, monumental even.

Rice University, Houston, Texas: April 12 – 14, 2008

For more information see the conference Web site.