2021 Special Focus—Modeling Traditions from the Margins: Non-Canonical Writings in Religious Systems

The role that non-canonical literature has played within religious systems has a special emphasis on monotheist religions entering into conflict with canonical writings. The ability to adapt, amplify and develop canonical texts originals meant a conflict of interest that led to try marginalize this non-canonical literature. However, far from being cornered, these writings got wide acceptance in very diverse circles, also knowing a rich textual transmission in very diverse cultural and linguistic media throughout the centuries, decisively ensuring the legacy of these religious systems.

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