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

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


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

James W. Watts [+-]
Syracuse University
James W. Watts is Professor of Religion at Syracuse University and the author of Ritual and Rhetoric in Leviticus: From Sacrifice to Scripture (Cambridge University Press, 2007).


Images of books appear in art, advertising and commercial logos to symbolize learning, knowledge and wisdom. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. Such images and rituals utilize the iconic dimension of texts. This volume is the first comprehensive survey of iconic books and texts. It traces their development and influence from ancient to modern times and compares their roles in multiple cultures and religious traditions. The twenty-two essays presented here are original, cutting-edge contributions to this new academic field, and will appeal to students and scholars across the study of religions, literature, book history, archives and libraries.

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Watts, James W. . Acknowledgements. Iconic Books and Texts - Sacred texts (HRLC). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 419-420 May 2013. ISBN 9781781792544. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=21427. Date accessed: 04 Mar 2024 doi: 10.1558/equinox.21427. May 2013

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