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Gamzou, Assaf und Ken Koltun-Fromm (Hgg.): Comics and Sacred Texts. Reimagining Religion and Graphic Narratives. Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi, 2018. (299 S.) 
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Resource type: Book
Languages: English
ID no. (ISBN etc.): 9781496819215
BibTeX citation key: Gamzou2018
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Categories: General
Keywords: Collection of essays, Religion
Creators: Gamzou, Koltun-Fromm
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi (Jackson)
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Comics and Sacred Texts explores how comics and notions of the sacred interweave new modes of seeing and understanding the sacral. Comics and graphic narratives help readers see religion in the everyday and in depictions of God, in transfigured, heroic selves as much as in the lives of saints and the meters of holy languages. Coeditors Assaf Gamzou and Ken Koltun-Fromm reveal the graphic character of sacred narratives, imagining new vistas for both comics and religious texts.
In both visual and linguistic forms, graphic narratives reveal representational strategies to encounter the sacred in all its ambivalence. Through close readings and critical inquiry, these essays contemplate the intersections between religion and comics in ways that critically expand our ability to think about religious landscapes, rhetorical practices, pictorial representation, and the everyday experiences of the uncanny.
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