This book is a breath of fresh air in biblical studies, presenting as it does an enormous amount of insight into different theoretical perspectives. Harkins’s analyses of the Book of Visions are thought-provoking, and her application of embodied cognition to an ancient apocalyptic text is stimulating and demonstrates the potential of enactive reading.
Angela Kim Harkins is to be commended for her meticulous care in balancing the cognitive and psychological insights on universal human dispositions with the historically and culturally conditioned contexts of our ancient sources.
Armin W. Geertz (University of Arhaus) and Melissa Sayyad Bach (University of Copenhagen), Journal of the American Academy of Religion