Iconic books are texts revered as objects of power rather than just as words of instruction, information, or insight. In religious and secular rituals around the globe, people carry, show, wave, touch and kiss books and other texts, as well as read them. This blog chronicles such events and activities. (For more about iconic books, see the links to the Iconic Books Project at left.)
Thursday, February 14, 2008
Posted by Jim Watts
Rutgers University Press has published Theorizing Scriptures: New Critical Orientations to a Cultural Phenomenon. This volume, edited by Vincent Wimbush, inaugurates the Signifying on Scriptures book series. It contains Wimbush's introduction setting forth a programatic agenda for scripture studies and twenty-seven essays by scholars representing diverse fields of expertise and perspectives.