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Scripture’s Indexical Touch

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1. Title Title of document Scripture’s Indexical Touch - Sensing Sacred Texts
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country James Watts; Syracuse University; United States
3. Subject Discipline(s) Religious Studies
4. Subject Keyword(s) sacred texts; embodied religion; senses in religion; reading scriptures; textual consumption; comparative scriptures; cultural and religious values; Jewish; Sikh; Muslim; Christian; Buddhist
5. Subject Subject classification sacred texts
6. Description Abstract The collection concludes by drawing on C. S. Pierce’s theory of signs and Roy Rappaport’s theory of ritual to argue that touching sacred texts and the sight to people touching them indexes their religious identity. Through ritual touching, these books become material manifestations of deity and transcendence which, in many traditions, become the most important religious artefacts.
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 05-Oct-2018
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.32107
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Sensing Sacred Texts
16. Language English=en en
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19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd