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

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

11. The End of the Word as We Know It: The Cultural Iconicity of the Bible in the Twilight of Print Culture

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

Timothy Beal

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This chapter discusses a distinction that requires closer examination and theorization in the discourse on iconic books and other scriptures: the difference between iconic object and cultural icon. Various questions are explored through particular focus on the relationship between the particular iconicities of particular print Bibles, as iconic objects, and the general iconicity of the cultural icon of the Bible.

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Beal, Timothy. 11. The End of the Word as We Know It: The Cultural Iconicity of the Bible in the Twilight of Print Culture. Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 207-224 May 2013. ISBN 9781781792544. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21415. Date accessed: 23 Oct 2017 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21415. May 2013

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