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, November 8, 2021

Sacred Texts and Digital Cultures


A collection of articles about digital iconic texts, edited by Brad Anderson and Amanda Dillon, appears in  Postscripts 21/1 (2021)

  • Introduction: Sacred Texts and Digital Culture, by Amanda Dillon 
  • Mapping the (Digital) Terrain: Biblical Texts in Digital Contexts, by Bradford A. Anderson and Amanda Dillon 
  • Smartphone Applications and Religious Reading among Swaminarayan Hindus, by Bhakti Mamtora 
  • The Bible as my Witness: Digital Bibles, Visual Anonymity, and Performative Iconicity, by Dorina Miller Parmenter 
  • Satguru’s Word, Online and Offline Contemporary Representation of the “Universal Brotherhood,”
    by Anna Bochkovskaya     
  • Mark’s Ending in the Digital Age: Paratextual Evidence, New Findings and Transcription Challenges, by Mina Monier     
  • Facebook and Martin Luther: Media Technology, Accessibility, and Expertise in Three Dimensions, by James W. Watts     
  • Sacred Texts and Their Subjects, Now and Then, by Mark K. George 
  • Eat, Shit, Scar: Resurrection and the Digital Afterlife of Books and Bodies, by J. Sage Elwell

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