The numinous experience and self-understanding in 1QH

Duke, Patrick J. (1995) The numinous experience and self-understanding in 1QH. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This study has aimed to examine one of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Thanksgiving Hymns (1QH), in terms of the method outlined and put forth by Rudolf Otto in his book, Das Heilige (The Idea of the Holy). It focuses primarily on whether the complex categories and characteristics of the holy found in numinous experiences can be discerned in these texts; and if so, can this lead to a discussion of the self-understanding of the community responsible for the text? -- Otto believed that through the unfolding expressions of holiness which he saw as brought about by the numinous experience we could learn many things about the holy including how those who have had experiences of the holy wished to be understood as to their religious identities. This study looks at both aspects of what the holy or God was for the sectarian and the community and what can be said about the community responsible for the text.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/5918
Item ID: 5918
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 93-95.
Department(s): Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of > Religious Studies
Date: 1995
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Thanksgiving Psalms; Holy, The

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