The Resource The self as symbolic space : constructing identity and community at Qumran, by Carol A. Newsom

The self as symbolic space : constructing identity and community at Qumran, by Carol A. Newsom

Label
The self as symbolic space : constructing identity and community at Qumran
Title
The self as symbolic space
Title remainder
constructing identity and community at Qumran
Statement of responsibility
by Carol A. Newsom
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This volume investigates critical practices by which the Qumran community constituted itself as a sectarian society. Key to the formation of the community was the reconstruction of the identity of individual members. In this way the "self" became an important symbolic space for the development of the ideology of the sect. Persons who came to experience themselves in light of the narratives and symbolic structures embedded in the community practices would have developed the dispositions of affinity and estrangement necessary for the constitution of a sectarian society. Drawing on various theories of discourse and practice in rhetoric, philosophy, and anthropology, the book examines the construction of the self in two central documents: the Serek ha-Yahad and the Hodayot
Member of
Cataloging source
COO
Dewey number
296.1/55
Index
index present
LC call number
BM175.Q6
LC item number
N49 2004eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Studies on the texts of the desert of Judah,
Series volume
v. 52
Label
The self as symbolic space : constructing identity and community at Qumran, by Carol A. Newsom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 353-364) and indexes
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Communities of discourse -- Torah, knowledge, and symbolic power: strategies of discourse in Second Temple Judaism -- Knowing as doing: the social symbolics of knowledge in the two spirits treatise of the Serek ha-Yahad -- How to make a sectarian: formation of language, self and community in the Serek ha-Yahad -- What do Hodayot do? Language and the construction of the self in sectarian prayer -- The Hodayot of the leader and the needs of sectarian community -- Conclusions
Control code
ocn191935938
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (x, 376 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781429414821
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b24227717
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)191935938
  • acaebk1429414820

Library Locations

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