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Reading with an I to the Heavens Angela Kim Harkins

Reading with an I to the Heavens

Angela Kim Harkins

Published October 1st 2012
ISBN : 9781283627528
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336 pages
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 About the Book 

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 toMoreThis 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 insights into meditative ritual reading as a religious practice for transformation in antiquity.