Religion and Cult: The Old Testament and the Phenomenology of Religion [NOOK Book]

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In this innovative work, Mowinckel employs the phenomenology of religion to investigate how religion was lived and experienced in ancient Israel and Judah. Using his considerable expertise, he draws important comparisons between the religious practices in the Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern religions, Christianity, and tribal religions from around the world.
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Religion and Cult: The Old Testament and the Phenomenology of Religion

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Overview

In this innovative work, Mowinckel employs the phenomenology of religion to investigate how religion was lived and experienced in ancient Israel and Judah. Using his considerable expertise, he draws important comparisons between the religious practices in the Old Testament and ancient Near Eastern religions, Christianity, and tribal religions from around the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781621893707
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 4/11/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 468 KB

Meet the Author

Sigmund Mowinckel was Professor of Old Testament at the University of Oslo, Norway, and a towering figure among biblical scholars in the twentieth century. Among his numerous ground-breaking works available in English are The Psalms in Israel's Worship, He That Cometh, and The Spirit and the Word.
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Table of Contents

Translator's Note vii

Editor's Foreword ix

Abbreviations xiii

1 Religion and Its Manifestations 1

2 The Meaning of Cult 5

3 The Magical Perception of Reality 8

4 Magic and Religion 24

5 Holiness and the Holy One 29

6 Fellowship: God and Congregation 45

7 Established Orders 52

8 The Goals of Worship 59

9 The Cycle: The Renewal of Life 72

10 The Creating Drama 77

11 Prophecy and Mysticism 87

12 The Cultic Myth: Belief and Confession 92

13 Cultic Actions 98

14 Cultic Words 111

15 Prayers and Psalms 121

16 Worship and Morality 130

17 Impurity, Sin, and Purification 135

18 The Problem of the Origin of Religion 147

19 Overview 157

The Works of Sigmund Mowinckel in English 159

Recommended Readings 163

Bibliography 175

Index of Ancient Documents 183

Index of Subjects 191

Index of Authors 197

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