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Reading with an "I" to the Heavens : Looking at the Qumran Hodayot Through the Lens of Visionary Traditions.

Author: Angela Kim Harkins
Publisher: Berlin : De Gruyter, 2012.
Series: Ekstasis (Walter de Gruyter & Co.)
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This book examines the collection of prayers known as the Qumran Hodayot (Thanksgiving Hymns). The thesis of this book is that the ritualized reading of reports describing visionary experiences written in the first person "I" had the potential to create within the ancient reader the subjectivity of a visionary which can then predispose him to have a religious experience. The author offers new interdisciplinary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Angela Kim Harkins
ISBN: 9783110251814 3110251817
OCLC Number: 815384171
Description: 1 online resource (336 pages).
Contents: Frontmatter --
Acknowledgments --
Contents --
Introduction --
Chapter 1. Creating an Embodied Subjectivity for Religious Experience --
Chapter 2. The Imaginal Body as an Affective Script for Transformation --
Chapter 3. Progressive Spatialization: The Scripted Movement Out From Places of Punishment --
Chapter 4. The Thirdspace Terrain of the Hodayot: The Arousal of Fear and the Exegetical Generation of Texts --
Chapter 5. Paradise as a Place on the Threshold of the Heavens --
Conclusion --
Bibliography --
Subject Index --
Ancient Text Index --
Modern Author Index
Series Title: Ekstasis (Walter de Gruyter & Co.)
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