Religious Miniature Books

Introduction and Overview

Authors

  • Kristina Myrvold Linnaeus University
  • Dorina Miller Parmenter

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/post.37754

Keywords:

Editorial, Introduction

Author Biography

Kristina Myrvold, Linnaeus University

Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Department of Cultural Sciences, Linnaeus University.

References

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Yelle, Robert A. 2013. The Language of Disenchantment: Protestant Literalism and Colonial Discourse in British India. Oxford: Oxford University Press

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Published

2019-03-26

How to Cite

Myrvold, K., & Parmenter, D. M. (2019). Religious Miniature Books: Introduction and Overview. Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts, Cultural Histories, and Contemporary Contexts, 9(2-3), 93-103. https://doi.org/10.1558/post.37754

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