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TMNT 8077 Prayer and Ritual in the Biblical World (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This course will examine the experiential elements of prayers and ritual practices described in the canonical Scriptures with some consideration of the literature outside of the Bible (e.g., the Dead Sea Scrolls and pseudepigrapha, ANE, Hellenistic ritual texts). Methodological approaches that understand the body and its experiences as an integrated whole (e.g., ritual studies, cognitive science of religion, emotion studies, and performance studies) will assist us in pursuing the question of how does the embodied experience of prayer and ritual participate in the generation of religious ideas (belief) and commitment? Spring 2017’s topic is “Penitential Prayers and Rituals of Mourning.”


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Angela Kim Harkins

Prerequisites: OT or NT course

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Last Updated: 01-Mar-16