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

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

9. The Tell-Tale Iconic Book

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

M. Patrick Graham

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This chapter draws on the images from sixteenth-century publications in the Digital Image Archive to explore how books are used in printed images related to biblical interpretation. The investigation finds that images of books are used: (1) to indicate authorship of biblical works; (2) to defend the orthodoxy of later writers; (3) to affirm the learning, piety, and social standing of certain writers, saints, and other figures from antiquity; (4) to contend that the message and ministries of certain biblical figures were based on Scripture; and (5) to link antiquity with the Early Modern period.

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Graham, M. Patrick. 9. The Tell-Tale Iconic Book. Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 165-188 May 2013. ISBN 9781781792544. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21413. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21413. May 2013

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