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The problem under consideration was an inquiry into the nature of the religious experience of the Godly Hebrew in the Old Testament. The pious Hebrew worshipped God according to the dictates of his heart and in keeping with the forms of worship set forth under the Levitical system. It was the nature of this worship experience which was under consideration. The fundamental psychological elements of religious experience were examined as criteria for recognizing and analyzing the essentials of a valid spiritual consciousness as it appeared in the Old Testament. The Biblical study of the problem centered in three general areas: (1) to study the forms of worship set forth in the Mosaic writings in order to determine the response indicated in the life of the Godly Hebrew; (2) to analyze the subjective nature of the religious experiences recorded in the poetic and wisdom writings and (3) to investigate the progressive depth of religious experience as found in the historic and prophetic writings.
Gonnerman, Dean C., "An Inquiry into the Religious Experience of the Godly Hebrew in the Old Testament" (1966). Western Evangelical Seminary Theses. 251.