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1. The Three Dimensions of Scriptures

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1. Title Title of document 1. The Three Dimensions of Scriptures - Iconic Books and Texts
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country James W. Watts; Syracuse University;
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religion; History
4. Subject Keyword(s) iconic book; religion; tradition; Bible; religious literature
5. Subject Subject classification Sacred texts (HRLC)
6. Description Abstract This chapter proposes a new model for understanding the ways that scriptures function. It theorizes the nature of scriptures as a function of their ritualization in three dimensions—semantic, performative, and iconic. It also provides a means for conceptualizing how traditions ritualize scriptures and how they claim and negotiate social power through this process.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 01-May-2013
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
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12. Format File format PDF
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14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.21405
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Iconic Books and Texts
16. Language English=en en
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd