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

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

4. The Iconic Book: The Image of the Bible in Early Christian Rituals

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

Dorina Miller Parmenter

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This chapter analyzes early Christian rituals in which the Bible functions as an icon, that is, as a material object that invokes the presence of the divine. It provides an introductory discussion of icons, and it further shows that early Christian communal rituals of Gospel procession and display as well as popular and private ritual uses of scripture as a miracle-working object parallel the uses and functions of Orthodox portrait icons while circumventing issues of idolatry.

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Miller Parmenter, Dorina. 4. The Iconic Book: The Image of the Bible in Early Christian Rituals. Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 63-92 May 2013. ISBN 9781781792544. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21408. Date accessed: 16 Dec 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21408. May 2013

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