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Experientia, Volume 1: Inquiry into Religious Experience in Early Judaism and Christianity
Flannery, Frances, Colleen Shantz and Rodney A. Werline, editors

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2008 pp. ix + 261. $32.95

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Description: This collection investigates the phenomenon of religious experience in early Judaism and early Christianity. The essays consider such diverse phenomena as scribal inspiration, possession, illness, ascent, theurgy, and spiritual transformation wrought by reading, and recognize that the texts are reflective of the lived experiences of ancient religious peoples, which they understood to be encounters with the divine. Contributors use a variety of methodologies, including medical anthropology, neurobiology, and ritual and performance studies, to move the investigation beyond traditional historical and literary methodologies and conclusions to illuminate the importance of experience in constructions of ancient religion.

Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Judaism, Early Church Origins

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Review by David Maas
Published 8/7/2010
Citation: David Maas, review of Frances Flannery, Colleen Shantz, and Rodney A. Werline, eds., Experientia, Volume 1: Inquiry into Religious Experience in Early Judaism and Christianity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).


Review by Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer
Published 10/22/2011
Citation: Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, review of Frances Flannery, Colleen Shantz, Rodney A. Werline, eds., Experientia, Volume 1: Inquiry into Religious Experience in Early Judaism and Christianity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2011).


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