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Experientia, Volume 2: Linking Text and Experience

In Colleen SHANTZ, Rebecca Dean, Rodney A. WERLINE, Society of Biblical Literature on March 11, 2015 at 9:43 pm


2015.03.07 | Colleen Shantz and Rodney A. Werline, eds. Experientia, Volume 2: Linking Text and Experience. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2012.

Reviewed by Rebecca Dean, Pembroke College, Oxford.

Many thanks to SBL Press for providing a review copy.

This book forms the second volume of collected essays on the subject of religious experience within early Judaism and early Christianity to emerge from the work of the Society of Biblical Literature group of the same name. The earlier volume, subtitled Inquiry Into Religious Experience in Early Judaism and Christianity, represents the first collective attempt to explore religious experience within the field of biblical studies, and as such much of its focus is upon establishing the parameters of the category, and exploring potential avenues for accessing and analysing relevant material in ancient texts. The second volume, subtitled Linking Text and Experience, is intended to build upon these foundations, with particular attention being paid to new possibilities for research within the field. Read the rest of this entry »