Angela Kim Harkins is Associate Professor at the Boston College School of Theology and Ministry. She was a Marie Curie International Incoming Fellow at the University of Birmingham (England) in 2014–2015, and a Fulbright Scholar at Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1997–1998. Harkins has authored or edited eight books and more than 40 journal articles and essays on prayers, emotions, and religious experience in ancient Jewish and Christian texts.
Spring Bible & Archaeology Fest 2023
Prayer and the Dead Sea Scrolls
The prayers from the Dead Sea Scrolls have provided scholars with new insight into ancient Second Temple people and practices. This presentation will discuss some of the major changes to the study of prayers in the past 20 years. These new approaches move beyond the historical and material study of these texts to understand better the complexity of religious life for the people who prayed them.