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Bibil Identifier bibil:237950
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Why Do Things Move People? The Jerusalem Temple as Emotional Repository
Author Barton, Stephen C.
Journal Journal for the Study of the New Testament (Volume: 37, Issue: 4)
Year (Publication) 2015
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2015
Year (Copyright) 2015
Year (Reference) 2015
Language English
Pages 351-380 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract This article brings social-scientific method to bear on a biblical subject by asking the Durkheimian question, 'Why do things move people?', and asking it in relation to the Jerusalem temple. More specifically, drawing upon anthropological study of the emotions, an apparently neglected aspect of temple studies is opened up, namely, whether or not, and if so how, the power of the temple to 'move' people arose in part at least from its function as an emotional repository, the latter understood as consisting of material objects, persons, beliefs and practices that, in a highly concentrated way, constitute a 'place' where a people’s sense of identity, value and order are focused. At relevant points, implications for interpreting the affective aspect of New Testament 'temple' texts are offered.
DOI 10.1177/0142064X15581319
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Emotions
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Temple
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Jerusalem
Thesaurus BiBIL : New Testament (Introduction) : Theology : Themes : Law
Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : Bible (as a whole) -- Hermeneutics - Methods : Hermeneutics : Anthropology
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Identity
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