Civic Ideology, Organization, and Law in the Rule Scrolls: A Comparative Study of the Covenanters' Sect and Contemporary Voluntary Associations in Political Context
Yonder Moynihan Gillihan, Sep 30, 2011 - 615 pages
Using insights from modern sociology, this book argues that the organization, law, and literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls sect expressed an "alternative civic ideology" by which members claimed citizenship in a superior commonwealth that would soon replace the existing Judean state.
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Chapter One Introduction
Chapter Two Civic Ideology and Associational Formation
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