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.)

Monday, March 19, 2012


This SCRIPT-themed session took place at the SECSOR meeting in Atlanta on March 4, 2012:
Theme: Theology of the Book
Steven R. Harmon, Gardner-Webb School of Divinity, presiding
  • David Dault, Christian Brothers University: "‘This way of living is different from communism because...’: The Ideological Control of Scriptural Interpretations of Acts 4 in the Editorial Rhetorics of Popular Study Bibles"
  • Dorina Miller Parmenter, Spalding University: "Portraits of America’s Iconic Book
  • Kelly West Figueroa-Ray, University of Virginia: "Twisted Scriptural Tokens: The Bible According to Jerry Falwell"

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