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.)

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Desecrating scriptures

Accusations of desecrating physical copies of scriptures are becoming a stock feature of tit-for-tat inter-religious conflict. See the following: