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Christian Martyrdom in Late Antiquity

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Book Series: Arbeiten zur Kichengeschichte ISBN: 9783110263510 9783110263527 Year: Volume: 116 Pages: 265,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110263527 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101079
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The present volume`s focus lies on the formation of a multifaceted discourse on Christian martyrdom in Late Antiquity. While martyrdom accounts remain a central means of defining Christian identity, new literary genres emerge, e.g., the Lives of Saints (Athanasius on Antony), sermons (the Cappadocians), hymns (Prudentius). Authors like Eusebius of Caesarea and Augustine employ martyrological language and motifs in their writings, while beyond the borders of the Roman Empire, new martyrs` narratives can be found. The volume thus enlarges and specifies our knowledge of this important Christian discourse.

Death in Jewish Life. Burial and Mourning Customs Among Jews of Europe and Nearby Communities

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Book Series: Rethinking Diaspora ISBN: 9783110339185 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 398 DOI: 10.1515/9783110339185 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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This volume examines in inter-disciplinary perspective the degree to which the medieval Ashkenazi were innovative in the area of communal activity surrounding burial and mourning customs. The topics cover liturgical poetry as well as statutory prayers confessions, final testimonies and acts of charity funeral and mourning rites the influences of the surrounding non-Jewish the effects of major acts of persecution.

The Book of Job. Aesthetics, Ethics, Hermeneutics

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Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISSN: 2199-6962 ISBN: 9783110338799 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 234 DOI: 10.1515/9783110338799 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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The Book of Job has held a central role in defining the project of modernity from the age of Enlightenment until today. Why has Job`s response to disaster become a touchstone for modern reflections on catastrophic events? This volume engages this question and offers new perspectives on the tragic bent of the Book of Job, on its dramatic irony, on Job`s position as mourner, and the unique representation of the Joban body in pain.

Dynamics of Religion. Past and Present. Proceedings of the XXI World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions

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Book Series: Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten ISSN: 0939-2580 ISBN: 9783110450934 9783110451108 Year: Volume: 67 Pages: ix, 296 DOI: 10.1515/9783110450934 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Religion
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Religious ideas, practices, discourses, institutions, and social expressions are in constant flux. This volume addresses the internal and external dynamics, interactions between individuals, religious communities, and local as well as global society. The contributions concentrate on four areas: 1. Contemporary religion in the public sphere: The Tactics of (In)visibility among Religious Communities in Europe; Religion Intersecting De-nationalization and Re-nationalization in Post-Apartheid South Africa; 2. Religious transformations: Forms of Religious Communities in Global Society; Political Contributions of Ancestral Cosmologies and the Decolonization of Religious Beliefs; Esoteric Tradition as Poetic Invention; 3. Focus on the individual: Religion and Life Trajectories of Islamists; Angels, Animals and Religious Change in Antiquity and Today; Gaining Access to the Radically Unfamiliar in Today’s Religion; Religion between Individuals and Collectives; 4. Narrating religion: Entangled Knowledge Cultures and the Creation of Religions in Mongolia and Europe; Global Intellectual History and the Dynamics of Religion; On Representing Judaism.

The Construct of Identity in Hellenistic Judaism

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Book Series: Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies ISBN: 9783110387193 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103583
Subject: Sociology
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This volume assembles twenty-three essays by Erich S. Gruen, who has written extensively on the literature and history of early Judaism and the experience of the Jews in the Greco-Roman world. Twenty-two of the articles have previously been published, and one new one was composed for the volume.

Is there a Judeo-Christian Tradition?

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Book Series: Perspectives on Jewish Texts and Contexts ISBN: 9783110416671 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103586
Subject: Sociology
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The term ´Judeo-Christian` in reference to a tradition, heritage, ethic, civilization, faith etc. has been used in a wide variety of contexts with widely diverging meanings. Contrary to popular belief, the term was not coined in the United States in the middle of the 20th century but in 1831 in Germany by Ferdinand Christian Baur. By acknowledging and returning to this European perspective and context, the volume engages the historical, theological, philosophical and political dimensions of the term`s development. Scholars of European intellectual history will find this volume timely and relevant.

Exodus

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Book Series: Deuterocanonical and Cognate Literature Studies ISBN: 9783110418385 Year: Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103587
Subject: Sociology
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The story of Exodus from Egypt is a key founding myth that informs Israel`s collective identity and pervades all of Old Testament literature. In the Hellenistic period, the Exodus story enjoyed a renaissance, and it continues to influence literature to this day. This anthology provides the first comprehensive overview of the reception of Exodus in various contexts.

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Jewish Studies --- RELIGION --- Judaism --- History

Dialogue as a Trans-disciplinary Concept

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Book Series: Studia Judaica ISBN: 9783110402377 Year: Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103585
Subject: Sociology
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This volume of essays takes as its point of departure Martin Buber`s principle of dialogue, which he applied as a comprehensive hermeneutic method for the study of various cultural phenomena. The volume critically evaluates the methodological purchase to be gained by the introduction of Buber`s conception of dialogue in political theory, psychology and psychiatry, and religious studies.

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Jewish Studies --- Religion --- Judaism --- History

Der Reformator Martin Luther 2017. Eine wissenschaftliche und gedenkpolitische Bestandsaufnahme

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Book Series: Schriften des Historischen Kollegs ISSN: 2190-1392 ISBN: 9783110443516 Year: Volume: 92 Pages: 326,00 DOI: 10.1515/9783110443516 Language: German
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: History
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There is broad historical awareness for Martin Luther and the Protestant Reformation in Germany, Europe, and the ´West` as a whole, but given the persistent myths about the persona and work of this reformer, there is a need for a radical re-historicization of Luther and his reception. This compendium seeks to stimulate such a reevaluation in order to place the 500-year commemoration of the Protestant Reformation on sound historical footing.

Contesting Religion. The Media Dynamics of Cultural Conflicts in Scandinavia

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ISBN: 9783110502060 Year: Pages: 368 DOI: 10.1515/9783110502060 Language: English
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Subject: Religion
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With strong traditions of welfare and solidarity, Scandinavian societies are experiencing increased diversity and controversy. This book explores conflicts related to religion as they play out in public broadcasting, local civic settings, and in schools. It examines how the mediatization of these controversies challenges people in their everyday lives.

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