Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC) - James W. Watts

Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC) - James W. Watts

1. The Three Dimensions of Scriptures

Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC) - James W. Watts

James W. Watts [+-]
Syracuse University
James W. Watts is Professor of Religion at Syracuse University and the author of Ritual and Rhetoric in Leviticus: From Sacrifice to Scripture (Cambridge University Press, 2007).

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This chapter proposes a new model for understanding the ways that scriptures function. It theorizes the nature of scriptures as a function of their ritualization in three dimensions—semantic, performative, and iconic. It also provides a means for conceptualizing how traditions ritualize scriptures and how they claim and negotiate social power through this process.

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Watts, James W.. 1. The Three Dimensions of Scriptures. Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 9-32 May 2013. ISBN 9781781792544. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21405. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21405. May 2013

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