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Categorized Bibliography
updated 12/23/2017

Note: E.g. "Postscripts (2010/2012)" lists cover date first,
actual publication and copyright date second

Theories

  • Bell, Catherine. "Scriptures--Text and Then Some." In Theorizing Scriptures: New Critical Orientations to a Cultural Phenomenon. Ed. V. L. Wimbush. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008. 23-28.
  • Bennett, Gilbert. “Book Magic.” Lecture presented at the University of Virginia, July 26, 1993.
  • Chartier, Roger. Forms and Meanings: Texts, Performances, and Audiences from Codex to Computer. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1995.
  • Graham, William A. “'Winged Words': Scriptures and Classics as Iconic Texts,Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 7-22 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts (2013), 33-46.
  • Johannot, Yvonne. Tourner la page: livre, rites et symboles. Millon, 1988.
  • McLaren, Scott. "The End of Religion and the Death of the Book," Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture 6/2 (2015), online at DOI: 10.7202/1032705ar.
  • Melot, Michel. “Le livre comme forme symbolique,” Conférence tenue dans le cadre de l'Ecole de l'Institut d'histoire du livre, 2004; online.
  • Miller, David L. "The Question of the Book: Religion as Texture." Semeia 40 (1987) 53-64.
  • Morgan, David. Visual Piety: A History and Theory of Popular Religious Images. Berkeley: U. of California Press, 1998.
  • Parmenter, Dorina Miller. “Material Scripture.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts, ed. T. Beal, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015; and Biblical Studies Online.
  • Parmenter, Dorina Miller. “How the Bible Feels: The Christian Bible as Effective and Affective Object." Postscripts 8 (2012/2017), 27-37.
  • Plate, S. Brent. Looking at Words: The Iconicity of the Page, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 67-82.
  • Plate, S. Brent. "What the Book Arts Can Teach Us About Sacred Texts: The Aesthetic Dimension of Scripture." Postscripts 8 (2012/2017), 5-25.
  • Smith, Jonathan Z. “Religion and the Bible.” Journal of Biblical Literature 128/1 (2009), 5-27.
  • Smith, Wilfred Cantwell. “Scripture as Form and Concept: Their Emergence for the Western World,” in Rethinking Scripture: Essays from a Comparative Perspective. Ed. M. Levering. Albany: SUNY Press, 1989. 29-57.
  • Solibakke, Karl Ivan. The Pride and Prejudice of the Western World: Canonic Memory, Great Books and Archive Fever, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 261-275 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts (2013), 347-60.
  • Stam, Deirdre C. Talking about 'Iconic Books' in the Terminology of Book History,” Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 23-38 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts (2013), 47-60.
  • Stewart, Garrett. “Bookwork as Demediation.” Critical Inquiry 36/2 (2010), 410-57.
  • Watts, James W. “The Three Dimensions of Scriptures.” Postscripts 2 (2006/2008), 135-159 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts (2013), 9-32.
  • Watts, James W. "Relic Texts." Iconic Books Blog, June 8, 2012.
  • Watts, James W. "Iconic Scriptures from Decalogue to Bible." Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture 6/2 (2015), online at DOI: 10.7202/1032712ar. 
  • Watts, James W. “Scripture' Indexical Touch." Postscripts 8 (2012/2017), 173-184.
  • Wimbush, Vincent L. "TEXTures, Gestures, Power: Orientation to Radical Excavation." In Theorizing Scriptures: New Critical Orientations to a Cultural Phenomenon. Ed. V. L. Wimbush. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008. 1-20.

Cross-Cultural Comparisons

  • Bowley, James E. ed. Living Traditions of the Bible: Scripture in Jewish, Christian and Muslim Practice. St. Louis: Chalice Press, 1999.
  • Drogin, Marc. Biblioclasm: The Mythical Origins, Magic Powers, and Perishability of the Written Word. Savage, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 1989.
  • Graham, William A. “'Winged Words': Scriptures and Classics as Iconic Texts,Postscripts 6 (2010), 7-22 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts (2013), 33-46.
  • Myrvold, Kristina, ed. The Death of Sacred Texts: Ritual Disposal and Renovation of Texts in World Religions.London: Ashgate, 2010.
  • Parmenter, Dorina Miller. “The Bible as Icon: Myths of the Divine Origins of Scripture,” in Jewish and Christian Scripture as Artifact and Canon (ed. Craig A. Evans and H. Daniel Zacharias; London: T. & T. Clark, 2009), 298-310.
  • Peters, F. E. The Voice, the Word, the Books: The Sacred Scripture of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2007.
  • Smith, Wilfred Cantwell. “Scripture as Form and Concept: Their Emergence for the Western World,” in Rethinking Scripture: Essays from a Comparative Perspective. Ed. M. Levering. Albany: SUNY Press, 1989. 29-57.
  • Watts, James W. “Desecrating Scriptures,” a case study for the Luce Project in Religion, Media and International Relations at Syracuse University, 2009.
  • Watts, James W. "Disposing of Non-Disposable Texts." In Myrvold, Death of Sacred Texts (2010), 147-60.

Books in Art

  • Adler, Laure, Stefan Bollman and Jean Torrent, Les femmes qui lisent sont dangereuses ("Reading Women Are Dangerous"), Flammarion, 2006, new ed. 2015.
  • Adler, Laure, Stefan Bollman and Jean Torrent, Les femmes qui lisent sont de plus en plus dangereuses ("Reading Women are More & More Dangerous") Flammarion, 2012.
  • Allen, James Smith. In the Public Eye: a History of Reading in Modern France, 1800-1940. Princeton University Press, 1991.  Chapter Five: “Artistic Images.”
  • Bared, Robert. Le livre dans la peinture, préface de Pascal Quignard, Paris, Citadelles & Mazenod, 2015.
  • Brown, Kathryn. Women Readers in French Painting 1870-1890 . Ashgate, 2012. Introduction online
  • Docherty, Linda J.Women as Readers: Visual Interpretations,” Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society 107 (October 1997): 335-88.
  • Ganz, David. "Touching Books, Touching Art: Tactile Dimensions of Sacred Books in the Medieval West." Postscripts 8 (2012/2017), 81-113.
  • Hanebutt-Benz, Eva-Maria. Die Kunst des Lesens. Lesemöbel und Leseverhalten vom Mittelalter bis zur Gegenwart, unter Mitarbeit von Monika Estermann, Beiträge von Bernhard E. Burdek, Dirk H. Verldhuis, Frankfurt am Main: Museum für Kunst-handwerk, 1985. .
  • Harvey, John. The Bible as Visual Culture: When Text Becomes Image. Sheffield: Sheffield Phoenix, 2013.
  • Inmann, Christiane. Forbidden Fruit : a History of Women and Books in Art. Prestel, 2009.
  • Lerner, Loren. “William Notman’s Portrait Photographs of Girls Reading from the 1860s to 1880s: A Pictorial Analysis Based on Contemporary Writings.” Papers of The Bibliographical Society of Canada 47/1 (2009), online. 
  • Long, Elizabeth. Book Clubs: Women and the Uses of Reading in Everyday Life, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. Chapter 1.
  • Nies, Fritz. Bahn und Bett und Blutenduft. Eine Reise durch die Welt der Leserbilder, Darmstadt, Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft, 1991 (translated as Imagerie de la lecture. Exploration d’un patrimoine millénaire de l’Occident, Paris, Presses universitaires de France, 1995).
  • Ouvry-Vial, Brigitte. "Corps du livre et ruine du corps” in Le livre au corps (ed. Alain Milon et Marc Perelman; Paris: Presses de l’Université Paris-Ouest, 2012), online.
  •  Plate, S. Brent. "What the Book Arts Can Teach Us About Sacred Texts: The Aesthetic Dimension of Scripture." Postscripts 8 (2012/2017), 5-25.
  • Stewart, Garrett. The Look of Reading: Book, Painting, Text. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2006.
  • Tinti, Paolo. "L’eloquente silenzio della comunicazione scritta nei trompe-l’oeil dell’età moderna," Paratesto (2017), 119-135.
  • Wall, Anthony. La place du lecteur. Livres et lectures dans la peinture française du XVIIIe siècle. Rennes, Presses universitaires de Rennes, 2014.
  • Warner, William. “Staging Readers Reading.” Online 
  • Zanker, Paul. The Mask of Socrates: the Image of the Intellectual in Antiquity. Tr. A. Shapiro. Berkeley: University of California, 1995.
  • Exhibition and sales catalogs:
    • Das Buch in der Kunst - die Kunst im Buch. Graphik-Salon Gerhart Söhn, 1984.
    • il libro come tema (exhibition catalogue) National Gallery of Modern Art in Rome (sept- nov 2006)
    • Leggere, leggere, leggere! Libri, giornali, lettere nella pittura dell’Ottocento, a cura di Matteo Bianchi, Milano, Silvana, 2015.
  •  Library and museum collections:
    • Antwerp City Library: Former Antwerp city librarian Ger Schmook (1898-1985) collected a huge set of photocopies of images of books in art.
    • Catalog of Bookbindings in The Metropolitan Museum of Art” by Mindell Dubansky of photographs and descriptions of bindings and images of books depicted in the art works of the Met: [v. 9.] European Paintings, Representations of the book in art. -- [v. 10.] The Lehman Collection, Representations of the book in art.
  •  Online collections:
  • Ancient Near Eastern & Israelite

    • Bahrani, Zainab. The Graven Image: Representation in Babylonia and Assyria. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.
    • Carr, David M. Writing on the Tablet of the Heart: Origins of Scripture and Literature. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.
    • Casson, Lionel. Libraries in the Ancient World. New Haven: Yale, 2001.
    • Frevel, Christian. "On Instant Scripture and Proximal Texts: Some Insights into the Sensual Materiality of Texts and their Ritual Roles in the Hebrew Bible and Beyond." Postscripts 8 (2012/2017), 57-79.
    • Levtow, Nathaniel B. "Text Production and Destruction in Ancient Israel: Ritual and Political Dimensions." In Saul M. Olyan, ed. Social Theory and the Study of Israelite Religion. Atlanta: SBL, 2011. 111-39.
    • Levtow, Nathaniel B. “Text Destruction and Iconoclasm in the Hebrew Bible and the Ancient Near East.” In May, Iconoclasm and Text Destruction, 311-362.
    • May, Natalie N., ed. Iconoclasm and Text Destruction in the Ancient Near East and Beyond. Chicago: Oriental Institute, 2012.
    • May, Natalie N. “Iconoclasm and Text Destruction in the Ancient Near East.” In May, Iconoclasm and Text Destruction, 11-32.
    • Ritner, Robert K. “Killing the Image, Killing the Essence: The Destruction of Text and Figures in Ancient Egyptian Thought, Ritual, and ‘Ritualized History’.” In May, Iconoclasm and Text Destruction, 395-406.
    • Rochberg, Francesca. Heavenly Writing: Divination, Horoscopy, and Astronomy in Mesopotamian culture. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
    • Scurlock, JoAnn. “Getting Smashed at the Victory Celebration, or What Happened to Esarhaddon’s so-called Vassal Treaties and Why.” In May, Iconoclasm and Text Destruction, 175-186.
    • Stordalen, Terje. “'An Almost Canonical Entity': Text Artifacts and Aurality in Early Biblical Literature.” In Houses Full of All Good Things: Essays in Memory of Timo Veijola (ed. J. Pakkala and M. Nissinen; Helsinki: Finnish Exegetical Society, 2008), 666-83.
    • Uehlinger, Christoph. Images As Media: Sources for the cultural history of the Near East and Eastern Mediterranean (1st millennium BCE). OBO 175. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2000.
    • Watts, James W. Ancient Iconic Texts and Scholarly Expertise, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 331-334 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 407-419.
    • Watts, James W. "Iconic Scriptures from Decalogue to Bible." Mémoires du livre / Studies in Book Culture 6/2 (2015), online at DOI: 10.7202/1032712ar. 
    • Watts, James W. "From Ark of the Covenant to Torah Scroll: Ritualizing Israel's Iconic Texts," in Ritual Innovation in the Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism (ed. Nathan MacDonald, BZAW 468, Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016), 21-34.
    • Watts, James W. Understanding the Pentateuch as a Scripture. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2017.
    • Widengren, Geo. The Ascension of the Apostle and the Heavenly Book (King and Saviour III). Uppsala: Lundequistska /Leipzig & Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1950.
    • Woods, Christopher. “Mutilation of Image and Text in Early Sumerian Sources.” In May, Iconoclasm and Text Destruction, 33-56.
    • Yamauchi, Edwin. “Scripture as Talisman, Specimen, and Dragoman.” Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society 50/3 (2007), 3-30.

    Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism

    • Camp, Claudia V. Possessing the Iconic Book: Ben Sira as Case Study, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 309-329 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 389-406.
    • Cohn, Yehudah B. Tangled Up In Text: Tefillin and the Ancient World. Providence: Brown Judaic Studies, 2008.
    • Elitzur, Zeev. Between the Textual and the Visual: Borderlines of Late Antique Book Iconicity, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 83-99 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 135-150.
    • Elitzur, Zeev. "Between Oral and Written Revelation from Jubilees to the Amoraim" (Hebrew), Sinai 79/3 (2014), 291–325.
    • Goodman, Martin. “Sacred Scripture and ‘Defiling the Hands’,” Journal of Theological Studies 41 (1990), 99-107.
    • Green, William Scott. “Scripture in Classical Judaism.” In The Encyclopedia of Judaism. Ed. J. Neusner, S. Peck and W. S. Green. New York: Continuum/Leiden: Brill, 1999. 1302-1309.
    • Toorn, Karel van der. “The Iconic Book: Analogies Between the Babylonian Cult of Images and the Veneration of the Torah,” in The Image and the Book: Iconic Cults, Aniconism and the Rise of Book Religion in Israel and the Ancient Near East, ed. K. van der Toorn. Louven: Peeters, 1997, 229-248.
    • Watts, James W.Ritual Legitimacy and Scriptural Authority.” Journal of Biblical Literature 124/3 (2005), 401-417.

    Greco-Roman 

    • Immerwahr, H. R. “Book Rolls on Attic Vases,” in Classical, Mediaeval and Renaissance Studies in Honour of B. L. Ullman. Ed. C. Henderson, Jr. Rome: Edizioni di storia e letteratura, 1964. 18-19.
    • Immerwahr, H. R. “More Book Rolls on Attic Vases,” Antike Kunst 16 (1973) 145.
    • Meyer, Elizabeth A. Legitimacy and Law in the Roman World: Tabulae in Roman Belief and Practice. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.
    • Thomas, Rosalind. “Beyond the rationalist view of writing: between ‘literate’ and ‘oral’,” in Literacy and Orality in Ancient Greece. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992, 74-100.
    • Yunis, Harvey, ed. Written Texts and the Rise of Literate Culture in Ancient Greece. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2003.

    Early, medieval and early modern Christian

    • Boureau, Anne. “Franciscan Piety and Voracity.” In R. Chartier, ed. The Culture of Print. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1989.
    • Brown, Michelle P. The Lindisfarne Gospels: Society, Spirituality and the Scribe. London: British Library, 2003.
    • Brown, Michelle P. Images to be Read and Words to be Seen: The Iconic Role of the Early Medieval Book, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 39-66 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 93-118.
    • Burton-Christie, Douglas. The Word in the Desert: Scripture and the Quest for Holiness in Early Christian Monasticism. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993.
    • Cressey, D. “Books as Totems in Seventeenth-Century England and New England.” Journal of Library History 21/1 (1986) 92-106.
    • Ganz, David. "Touching Books, Touching Art: Tactile Dimensions of Sacred Books in the Medieval West." Postscripts 8 (2012/2017), 81-113.
    • Graham, M. Patrick. The Tell-Tale Iconic Book, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 117-141 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 165-186.
    • Gutjahr, Paul C. An American Bible: A History of the Good Book in the United States, 1777-1880. 2nd ed. Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2002.
    • Hamel, Christopher de. The Book: A History of the Bible. New York: Phaidon, 2001.
    • Hatch, Nathan O. and Mark A. Noll, eds. The Bible in America: Essays in Cultural History. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982.
    • Humfress, Caroline. “Judging by the Book: Christian Codices and Late Antique Legal Culture.” In William E. Klingshirn and Linda Safran, eds. The Early Christian Book. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 2007.
    • Kessler, Herbert L. "The Book as Icon." In In the Beginning: Bibles Before the Year 1000. Ed. Michelle P. Brown. Washington, DC: Smithsonian, 2006. 77-103, 222-244.
    • Knight, Jeffrey Todd. “Furnished' for Action: Renaissance Books as Furniture,” Book History 12 (2009), 37-73.
    • Koerner, Joseph Leo. The Reformation of the Image. Chicago: Chicago University Press, 2003.
    • Larson, Jason T.The Gospels as Imperialized Sites of Memory in Late Ancient Christianity, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 291-307 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 373-88.
    • Lowden, John. “The Word Made Visible: The Exterior of the Early Christian Book as Visual Argument.” In William E. Klingshirn and Linda Safran, eds. The Early Christian Book. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 2007. 13-47.
    • Malley, Brian. “The Bible in British folklore.” Postscripts 2 (2006/2008), 241-272 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 315-44.
    • O’Sullivan, Orlaith, ed. The Bible as Book: The Reformation. New Castle, DE.: Oak Knoll Press; London: The British Library, 2000.
    • Parmenter, Dorina Miller. “The Iconic Book: The Image of the Bible in Early Christian Rituals.” Postscripts 2 (2006/2008), 160-189 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 63-92.
    • Parmenter, Dorina Miller. “The Bible as Icon: Myths of the Divine Origins of Scripture,” in Jewish and Christian Scripture as Artifact and Canon (ed. Craig A. Evans and H. Daniel Zacharias; London: T. & T. Clark, 2009), 298-310.
    • Parmenter, Dorina Miller."A Fitting Ceremony: Christian Concerns for Bible Disposal." In Myrvold, Death of Sacred Texts (2010), 55-70.
    • Rapp, Claudia. “Holy Texts, Holy Men and Holy Scribes: Aspects of Scriptural Holiness in Late Antiquity.” In William E. Klingshirn and Linda Safran, eds. The Early Christian Book. Washington: Catholic University of America Press, 2007. 194-222.
    • Sharpe, John, and Kimberly Van Kampen, eds. The Bible as Book: The Manuscript Tradition. New Castle, DE: Oak Knoll Press; London: The British Library, 1998.
    • Watts, James W. Understanding the Pentateuch as a Scripture. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2017.

    Jewish

    • Cohn, Yehudah B. Tangled Up In Text: Tefillin and the Ancient World. Providence: Brown Judaic Studies, 2008.
    • Elitzur, Zeev. Between the Textual and the Visual: Borderlines of Late Antique Book Iconicity, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 83-99 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 135-150.
    • Gold, Penny Shine. Making the Bible Modern: Children’s Bibles and Jewish Education in Twentieth-Century America. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 2004.
    • Green, William Scott. “Scripture in Classical Judaism.” In The Encyclopedia of Judaism. Ed. J. Neusner, S. Peck and W. S. Green. New York: Continuum/Leiden: Brill, 1999. 1302-1309.
    • Goldstein, G. M. “Torah Ornaments.” In The Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion. Ed. Werblowsky and Wigoden. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997. 698.
    • Langer, Ruth. "From Study of Scripture to a Reenactment of Sinai: The Emergence of the Synagogue Torah Service," Worship 72:1 (1998): 43-67.
    • Sabar, Shalom. “Torah and Magic: The Torah Scroll and its Appurtenances as Magical Objects in Traditional Jewish Culture.” European Journal of Jewish Studies 3 (2009), 135-70.
    • Schleicher, Marianne. “Artifactual and Hermeneutical Use of Scripture in Jewish Tradition,” in Jewish and Christian Scripture as Artifact and Canon (ed. Craig A. Evans and H. Daniel Zacharias; London: T. & T. Clark, 2009), 48-65.
    • Schleicher, Marianne. "Accounts of a Dying Scroll: On Jewish Handling of Sacred Texts in Need of Restoration or Disposal." In Myrvold, Death of Sacred Texts (2010), 11-30.
    • Schleicher, Marianne."Engaging All the Senses: On Multi-sensory Stimulation in the Process of Making and Inaugurating a Torah Scroll." Postscripts 8 (2012/2017), 39-56.
    • Stern, David. The Jewish Bible: A Material History. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2017.
    • Stolow, Jeremy. Orthodox by Design: Judaism, Print Politics, and the ArtScroll Revolution. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010.
    • Watts, James W. Understanding the Pentateuch as a Scripture. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Blackwell, 2017.
    • Wolfson, Elliot R. "Iconicity of the Text: Reification of Torah
      and the Idolatrous Impulse of Zoharic Kabbalah." Jewish Studies Quarterly 11 (2004), 215-242.

    Indian

    • Balbir, Nalini. "Is a Manuscript an Object or a Living Being? Jain Views on the Life and Use of Sacred Texts." In Myrvold, Death of Sacred Texts (2010), 107-24.
    • Broo, Måns. "Rites of Burial and Immersion: Hindu Ritual Practices on Disposing of Sacred Texts in Vrindavan." In Myrvold, Death of Sacred Texts (2010), 91-106.
    • Brown, C. MacKenzie. "Purāṇa as Scripture: From Sound to Image of the Holy Word in the Hindu Tradition," History of Religions 26/1 (1986), 68-86.
    • Clarke, Sathianathan. “Viewing the Bible through the Eyes and Ears of Subalterns in India.” Biblical Interpretation 10/3 (2002): 251-257.
    • De Simini, Florinda. Of Gods and Books: Ritual and Knowledge Transmission in the Manuscript Cultures of Premodern India. Berlin: De Gruyter, 2016.
    • Melanchon, Monica Jyotsna. “Dalits, Bible, and Method.” SBLForum, December, 2005.
    • Waghorne, Joanne Punzo. A Birthday Party for a Sacred Text: The Gita Jayanti and the Embodiment of God as the Book and the Book as God, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 225-242 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 283-98.

    Buddhist

    • Berkwitz, Stephen C., Juliane Schober, Claudia Brown, eds., Buddhist Manuscript Cultures: Knowledge, Ritual, and Art. London: Routledge, 2009.
    • Cantwell, Cathy. "Seeing, Touching, Holding, and Swallowing Tibetan Buddhist Texts." Postscripts 8 (2012/2017), 137-160.
    • Diemberger, Hildegaard. "Holy Books as Ritual Objects  and Vessels of Teachings in the Era of the Further Spread of the Doctrine." In Revisiting Rituals in a Changing Tibetan World (ed. Katia Buffetrille; Leiden: Brill, 2012), 9-41.
    • Diemberger, Hildegaard. "Quand le livre devient relique. Les textes tibétains entre culture bouddhique et transformations technologiques," Terrain 59 (2012), 18-39.
    • Kinnard, Jacob N. “On Buddhist ‘Bibliolaters’: Representing and Worshiping the Book in Medieval Indian Buddhism.” The Eastern Buddhist 34/2 (2002) 94-116, and plates 1 and 2.
    • Kinnard, Jacob N. “It Is What It Is (Or Is It?): Further Reflections on the Buddhist Representation of Manuscripts, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 101-116 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 151-164.
    • Moerman, D. Max. "The Death of the Dharma: Buddhist Sutra Burials in Early Medieval Japan." In Myrvold, Death of Sacred Texts (2010), 71.
    • Moerman, D. Max. “The Materiality of the Lotus Sutra: Scripture, Relic, and Buried Treasure.” Dharma World 37 (July-September 2010), 15-22.
    • Schaeffer, Kurtis R. The Culture of the Book in Tibet. New York: Columbia University Press, 200.
    • Schopen, Gregory. "The Phrase 'sa prthivipradesas caityabhuto bhavet' in the Vajracchediku: Notes on the Cult of the Book in Mahayana." Indo-Iranian Journal 17 (1975), 147-81.
    • Tuladhar-Douglas, Will. “Writing and the Rise of Mahayana Buddhism,” in Die Textualisierung der Religion (ed. Joachim Schaper; Tubingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2009), 250-72.
    • Yoo, Yohan. Possession and Repetition: Ways in which Korean Lay Buddhists Appropriate Scriptures, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 243-259.

    Chinese and Korean:

    Muslim

    • Cohen, Anouk. “Le Coran et ses multiples formes (Casablanca, Maroc),” Terrain 59 online (Septembre 2012). DOI : 10.4000/terrain.14952. 
    • George, Kenneth M. "Designs on Indonesia's Muslim Communities," The Journal of Asian Studies 57/3, (1998), 693-713.
    • George, Kenneth M. "Ethics, Iconoclasm and Quranic Art in Indonesia," Cultural Anthropology 24/4 (2009), 589-621.
    • George, Kenneth M. Picturing Islam: Art and Ethics in a Muslim Lifeworld. London: Wiley Blackwell, 2010.
    • Hamès, Constant. Coran et talismans. Textes et pratiques magiques en milieu musulman. Paris, Karthala, 2007.
    • Kassam, Tazim R. "Signifying Revelation in Islam." In Theorizing Scriptures: New Critical Orientations to a Cultural Phenomenon. Ed. V. L. Wimbush. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008. 29-40.
    • Suit, Natalia K. Mushaf and the Material Boundaries of the Qur’an, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 143-163 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 189-206.
    • Svensson, Jonas. "Relating, Revering, and Removing: Muslim Views on the Use, Power, and Disposal of Divine Words." In Myrvold, Death of Sacred Texts (2010), 31-54.
    • Widengren, Geo. The Ascension of the Apostle and the Heavenly Book (King and Saviour III). Uppsala: Lundequistska /Leipzig & Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 1950.
    • Wilkens, Katherina. "Infusions and Fumigations: Literacy Ideologies and Therapeutic Aspects of the Qurʾan." Postscripts 8 (2012/2017), 115-136.

    Sikh

    • Mann, Gurinder Singh. "Scriptures and the Nature of Authority: The Case of the Guru Granth in Sikh Tradition." In Theorizing Scriptures: New Critical Orientations to a Cultural Phenomenon. Ed. V. L. Wimbush. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008. 41-54.
    • Myrvold, Kristina. Inside the Guru's Gate: Ritual Uses of Texts Among the Sikhs of Varanasi. Lund: Lund University, 2007.
    • Myrvold, Kristina. "Making the Scripture a Person: Reinventing Death Rituals of Guru Granth Sahib in Sikhism." In Myrvold, Death of Sacred Texts (2010), 125-46.
    • Myrvold, Kristina. Engaging with the Guru: Sikh Beliefs and Practices of Guru Granth Sahib, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 201-224 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 261-82.

    Indigenous, Colonial & Post-Colonial

    • Arnold, Philip P. “Black Elk and Book Culture.” Journal of the American Academy of Religion 67 (1999) 85-111.
    • Arnold, Philip P. “Paper Rituals and the Mexican landscape.” In Representing Aztec Ritual: Performance, Text, and Image in the Work of Sahagún. Edited by Eloise Quiñones Keber. Boulder: University Press of Colorado, 2002. 227-250.
    • Arnold, Philip P.Indigenous 'Texts' of Inhabiting the Land: George Washington’s Wampum Belt and the Canandaigua Treaty, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 277-289 = Watts, Iconic Books and Texts, 361-372.
    • Bacigalupo, Ana Mariella. Thunder Shaman: Making History with Mapuche Spirits in Chile and Patagonia. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2016.
    • Chireau, Yvonne P. "Conjuring Scriptures and Engendering Healing Traditions." In Theorizing Scriptures: New Critical Orientations to a Cultural Phenomenon. Ed. V. L. Wimbush. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2008. 119-27.
    • Engelke, Matthew. A Problem of Presence: Beyond Scripture in an African Church. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2007.
    • Watts, James W. Ancient Iconic Texts and Scholarly Expertise, Postscripts 6 (2010/2012), 331-334.
    • Wimbusch, Vincent. White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012.

    American Christianity & Law 

    • Arnold, Philip P.Indigenous 'Texts' of Inhabiting the Land: George Washington’s Wampum Belt and the Canandaigua Treaty, Postscripts 6 (2010), 277-289.
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