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Speaking and Singing or how Ultra-Orthodox Calvinists Tune their Bodies

  • Jojada Verrips Bibliotheek Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Abstract

This article brings up the extraordinary paradox of pietistic language use, especially in its (half) chanted form: its power to both express religious knowledge and more importantly – to evoke mystical, ecstatic or even trance-like experiences at the same time.

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