"The Norwegian scholar Sigmund Mowinckel is a rarity in the discipline. His work is still compelling and taken seriously nearly a century after its publication. Mowinckel's big insight that he exposited in many directions is that communal worship in ancient Israel is a generative enterprise that functions to provide a 'social construction' of an alternative world. His insight is of immense importance in contemporary study, especially in a culture of technological reductionism that is matched by rationalistic theology that lacks dynamism. Contemporary readers will be powerfully instructed by the welcome re-issuance of this classic work."
author of A Pathway of Interpretation