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Title: La signification théologique de la danse dans le contexte biblique
Subtitle: Créer des liens au cœur de l'Alliance
Author(s): ROŽIČ, Peter
Journal: Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses
Volume: 90    Issue: 4   Date: 2014   
Pages: 667-683
DOI: 10.2143/ETL.90.4.1000003

Abstract :
What does it mean to dance in the biblical world? This article identifies and classifies the biblical dance scenes in order to reveal from a theological perspective why human beings dance. The article defends the following hypothesis: in the biblical context, dancing represents an act of language that creates the bonds of the Covenant. Through various human experiences, the dance binds people to God and individuals to one another. This paper represents an exploratory research of the complex and multifaceted reality of dance from a theological perspective within a particular context in which it reveals itself: the biblical world.

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