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In the Harvard Religious Literacy Project’s â€œOur Method,â€ Diane Moore begins by distinguishing two approaches to the study of religion, religion as â€œdevotional expressionâ€ which makes normative claims about which religious beliefs and practices are â€œorthodoxâ€ and the â€œnonsectarian study of religionâ€ which is more descriptive in nature and recognizes the legitimacy of diverse religious expressions (1). Adopting this latter approach, Moore claims that three further claims about religious traditions emerge: 1) that religious traditions are internally diverse, meaning that there are differences â€œwithin sects or expressions because religious communities function in different social/political contextsâ€ (2); 2) that religious traditions evolve and change over time, and as such, â€œare constantly interpreted and reinterpreted by believersâ€ (2); and 3) that religious traditions are embedded in cultures, and â€œjust as religion cannot be understood in isolation from its cultural (including political) contexts, it is impossible to understand culture without considering its religious dimensionsâ€ (3).