Guest Editor’s Foreword

Authors

  • James W. Watts Syracuse University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1558/post.38271

Keywords:

books, scriptures, bodies, persons, deities

Author Biography

James W. Watts, Syracuse University

James W. Watts is Professor of Religion at Syracuse University. He is the author of Understanding the Pentateuch as a Scripture (Wiley Blackwell, 2017) and the editor of Iconic Books and Texts (Equinox, 2013) and Sensing Sacred Texts (Equinox, 2018).

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Published

2019-08-02

How to Cite

Watts, J. W. (2019). Guest Editor’s Foreword. Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts, Cultural Histories, and Contemporary Contexts, 10(1-2), 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1558/post.38271