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

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

2. “Winged Words”: Scriptures and Classics as Iconic Texts

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

William A. Graham

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This chapter discusses difficulties of differentiating “religious” from “cultural” phenomena, as well as “scriptures” from “classics.” It further discusses how it may be possible to study “scriptural” texts constructively in shared discourse with scholars of differing religious backgrounds. Such a common discourse would be facilitated by a heuristic model of scripture as a text extending functionally in two directions, towards the human through interpretation and towards an Absolute or Transcendent ontologically.

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Graham, William A.. 2. “Winged Words”: Scriptures and Classics as Iconic Texts. Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 33-46 May 2013. ISBN 9781781792544. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21406. Date accessed: 21 Oct 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21406. May 2013

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