The Death of Sacred Texts: Ritual Disposal and Renovation of Texts in World Religions
Kristina Myrvold (Editor)
Page count: 182 pages
File size: 2.6 MB
The Death of Sacred Texts draws attention to a much neglected topic in the study of sacred texts: the religious and ritual attitudes towards texts which have become old and damaged and can no longer be used for reading practices and in religious worship. This book approaches religious texts and scriptures by focusing on their physical properties and the dynamic interactions of devices and habits that lie beneath and within a given text.