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Bibil Identifier bibil:227155
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Demons and Douglas: Applying Grid and Group to the Demonologies of the Testament of Solomon
Author Schwarz, Sarah L.
Journal Journal of the American Academy of Religion (Volume: 80, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2012
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2012
Year (Copyright) 2012
Year (Reference) 2012
Language English
Pages 909-931 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Testament of Solomon (TSol) is filled with ideas about demons, and its textual tradition is complex and difficult. This study applies Mary Douglas' grid/group analysis to the demonologies of the TSol, arguing that the insights from her anthropological approach can help us make sense of the twin challenges of this material. By situating particular demonologies found within the TSol materials in Douglas' theorized quadrants, we can make suggestions about the social locations that might have produced them. In doing so, we can bolster both our understanding of these demonologies within this textual history and gain insight into the ways attention to demons might enhance our understanding of religious communities and their social worlds over time.
DOI 10.1093/jaarel/lfs072
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha : Apocryphal Texts relating to Old Testament Characters or Events : Texts : Solomon : Testament of Solomon
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Demon
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Anthropology
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