The article outlines “belief narrative” as a relatively new term in folkloristics, projected on the history of folk narrative studies, and discusses the relationship between belief narrative and traditional genre concepts, such as the legend. It argues that belief is an epistemologically fundamental category that illuminates the relationship between individuals and stories, the values and ideas that they carry, and the bonds between humans and the world. Evoking belief and disbelief transcends the boundaries of single narrative genres and is closely related to building knowledge.
"What Are Belief Narratives? An Introduction,"
Narrative Culture: Vol. 8
, Article 2.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/narrative/vol8/iss2/2