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Personal and private religious experience in the Biblical psalms


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Berković, Danijel. (2019). Personal and private religious experience in the Biblical psalms. PhD Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Croatian Language and Literature.
(PDS Hrvatske kulture) [mentor Slavić, Dean].

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The intention of this work is to demonstrate and present the biblical psalmist as a subject in his individuality, and particularly in his religious experiences which are also manifest in his privacy. Though the author of this dissertation recognizes the importance of the collective experiences of the Israelites in their public religious manifestations (temple liturgies, sacrificial practices) we are also conscious that the psalmist is an individual, and not merely a puzzle piece in the puzzle of the collective. All through the biblical texts it is evident that Judaism is not an elitist, clergy-centred religion, with the cult and liturgy, which solely shapes its religiosity. There are clear indications throughout the Old Testament that Israelite religion is ‘religion of the heart’, which also highlights an individual in his individuality. This we present in this work with the analysis and aspects of individual anthropology. The psalmist as a pious individual exercises his piety not only in the public religious events, but even more profoundly as an individual in his/her privacy

Item Type: PhD Thesis
Uncontrolled Keywords: psalmist, religious experience, individual, privacy, religious typology, anthropology, solitude, parrhesia, piety
Subjects: Slavic languages and literatures > Croatian language and literature
Departments: Department of Croatian Language and Literature
Supervisor: Slavić, Dean
Additional Information: PDS Hrvatske kulture
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2019 11:49
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2019 11:49

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