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430 pages (4 figures)
9 x 6 inches
Comparative Research on Iconic and Performative Texts
Equinox Publishing
hardback (May 2013)
ISBN-13 9781845539856
ISBN-10 1845539850
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Paperback (July 2015)
ISBN-13 9781781792544
ISBN-10 1781792542
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Book History
religious studies
Iconic Books and Texts
edited by James W. Watts
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 show more
   about the author

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). 
   table of contents

James W. Watts, Introduction I. Categorizing Iconic Books JAMES W. WATTS (Syracuse) The Three Dimensions of Scriptures" WILLIAM A. GRAHAM (Harvard) 'Winged Words': Scriptures and Classics and Religious
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"Together the 22 essays in this volume creatively and effectively draw together different historical epochs, varied religious and cultural traditions and ritual practices, and diverse scholarly methodologies show more
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