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

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

6. Looking at Words: The Iconicity of the Page

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

S. Brent Plate
Hamilton College

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This chapter focuses on the visible forms of words that can stir emotional and even sacred responses in the eyes of their beholders. Thus words can be said to function iconically, affecting a mutually engaging form of “religious seeing.” The way words appear to their readers will change the reader’s interaction, devotion, and interpretation.

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Plate, S. Brent. 6. Looking at Words: The Iconicity of the Page. Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 119-134 May 2013. ISBN 9781781792544. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21410. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21410. May 2013

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