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dc.contributor.authorMermelstein, Ari
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-08T14:38:44Z
dc.date.available2018-10-08T14:38:44Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.citationEmotional Regimes, Ritual Practice, and the Shaping of Sectarian Identity: The Experience of Ablutions in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Mermelstein, Ari. Biblical Interpretation 24.4/5 (2016): 492-513.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0927-2569
dc.identifier.urihttps://dx.doi.org/10.1163/15685152-02445P04en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12202/3951
dc.description.abstractIn this article, I explore the role that the purification rites attested in some of the sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls played in identity construction. Ritual ablutions communicated “canonical” messages to initiates about some of the group’s foundational beliefs, including the worthlessness of humanity, the gift of divine election, and the sharp boundary between insiders and outsiders. These messages were channeled through the emotions that the sect associated with ritual ablutions: shame, disgust, and grief with the ritual actor’s former state of impurity, joy and honor upon receiving the undeserved divine gift of purity, love for other pure insiders, and hate for all impure outsiders. By evoking emotions—“embodied thoughts”—that reflect core sectarian values, the embodied ritual became a vehicle through which the sectarian “emotional regime” transformed the ritual actor into the embodiment of the sectarian worldview.en_US
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dc.publisherBrill Academic Publishersen_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 United States*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/*
dc.subjectemotional experienceen_US
dc.subjectRites & ceremonies
dc.subjectBelief & doubten_US
dc.subjectAversionen_US
dc.subjectGriefen_US
dc.subjectCommunity ruleen_US
dc.subjectHodayoten_US
dc.subjectPurityen_US
dc.subjectQumranen_US
dc.subjectRitualen_US
dc.titleEmotional Regimes, Ritual Practice, and the Shaping of Sectarian Identity: The Experience of Ablutions in the Dead Sea Scrollsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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