The Open UniversitySkip to content
 

Fantasy in the study of religions: Paganism as observed and enhanced by Terry Pratchett

Harvey, Graham (2000). Fantasy in the study of religions: Paganism as observed and enhanced by Terry Pratchett. Diskus: The journal of the British Association for the Study of Religions (BASR), 6

URL: http://www.basr.ac.uk/diskus/diskus1-6/index.html#...
Google Scholar: Look up in Google Scholar

Abstract

Paganism, like many other religions, has generated a growing literature. While Pagans have not (yet) elevated any work to the status of scripture, and while no single text is read by all Pagans, the construction and narration of Pagan identity commonly entails reading. It is argued here that the academic study of Paganism is vitiated if it ignores imagination and humour, especially as manifest in fantasy literature. Terry Pratchett's Discworld corpus provides prime examples of such significant stories and images.

Item Type: Journal Article
Copyright Holders: 2000 Internet Journal of Religion, 2000 DISKUS
ISSN: 0967-8948
Extra Information: Full text availablke from http://www.basr.ac.uk/diskus/diskus1-6/index.html#6
Academic Unit/Department: Arts > Religious Studies
Item ID: 21990
Depositing User: Jean Fone
Date Deposited: 12 Jul 2010 09:08
Last Modified: 24 Jan 2012 10:26
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/21990
Share this page:

Actions (login may be required)

View Item
Report issue / request change

Policies | Disclaimer

© The Open University   + 44 (0)870 333 4340   general-enquiries@open.ac.uk