Experientia, Volume 2: Moving from Text to Experience
Editors: Colleen Shantz and Rodney Werline
Contributing author: Angela Kim Harkins
Angela Kim Harkins is a contributing author, "Religious Experience through the Lens of Critical Spatiality: A Look at Embodiment Language in Prayers and Hymns", pp. 223-242.
Book description: This collection of essays continues the investigation of religious experience in early Judaism and early Christianity begun in Experientia, Volume 1, by addressing one of the traditional objections to the study of experience in antiquity. The authors address the relationship between the surviving evidence, which is textual, and the religious experiences that precede or ensue from those texts. Drawing on insights from anthropology, sociology, social memory theory, neuroscience, and cognitive science, they explore a range of religious phenomena including worship, the act of public reading, ritual, ecstasy, mystical ascent, and the transformation of gender and of emotions. Through careful and theoretically informed work, the authors demonstrate the possibility of moving from written documents to assess the lived experiences that are linked to them. The contributors are István Czachesz, Frances Flannery, Robin Griffith-Jones, Angela Kim Harkins, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte, John R. Levison, Carol A. Newsom, Rollin A. Ramsaran, Colleen Shantz, Leif E. Vaage, and Rodney A. Werline. -- Publisher description.
Harkins, Angela Kim (2012) “Religious Experience through the Lens of Critical Spatiality: A Look at Embodiment Language in Prayers and Hymns.” Pp. 223-242 IN Experientia, Volume 2: Moving from Text to Experience. Edited by Colleen Shantz and Rodney Werline. Socety of Biblical Literature Press. 9781589836693
Shantz, Colleen; Werline, Rodney; and Harkins, Angela Kim, "Experientia, Volume 2: Moving from Text to Experience" (2012). Religious Studies Faculty Book Gallery. 46.