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Forms and Genres
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I. Literary Theory – II. Old Testament – III. New Testament

I. Literary Theory

Genres are literary forms. They group multiple texts into a conceptual unit on the basis of formal similarity. Poetics determines the genres of literature and how they are constituted. Both literature and poetics stand within their own autonomous traditions. Therefore the conceptuality of genre, despite intensive interchange between poetics and l…

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Trappen, Stefan, Rösel, Martin and Dormeyer, Detlev, “Forms and Genres”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 27 May 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_07725>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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