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Love and Hate at Qumran: The Social Construction of Sectarian Emotion.
(Brill Academic Publishers, 2013)
Employing a "social constructionist" approach, according to which emotions are culturally conditioned expressions of values, this study considers how the sect behind 1QS used the emotions of love and hate to teach its ...
Emotional Regimes, Ritual Practice, and the Shaping of Sectarian Identity: The Experience of Ablutions in the Dead Sea Scrolls
(Brill Academic Publishers, 2016)
In 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 ...