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Old Testament

JILL MIDDLEMAS The Divine Image

Prophetic Aniconic Rhetoric and Its Contribution to the Aniconism Debate

Jill Middlemas presents a comprehensive overview of the aniconic rhetorical strategies targeting idols and Yahweh images in the prophetic literature. Her volume includes new insights on how incomparability and metaphor support aniconic ideology with respect to the deity of ancient Israel and contributes thereby to the interpretation of the imago dei.   (learn more...)

Old Testament

Monotheism in Late Prophetic and Early Apocalyptic Literature

Studies of the Sofja Kovalevskaja Research Group on Early Jewish Monotheism Vol. III

Edited by Nathan MacDonald and Ken Brown

The authors of this volume fill a need for a close examination of the diverse ways in which monotheism was portrayed in late prophetic and early apocalyptic Jewish literature. Adopting a range of approaches, they show that faith in a single God was no static belief, but closely tied to a host of other concerns and practices that shape its portrayal in diverse and distinctive ways.   (learn more..)


Church history

On Prophecy, Dreams and Human Imagination

Synesius, De insomniis

Introduction, Text, Translation and Interpretative Essays by Donald A. Russell, Ursula Bittrich, Börje Bydén, Sebastian Gertz, Heinz-Günther Nesselrath, Anne Sheppard, Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler

Edited by Donald A. Russell and Heinz-Günther Nesselrath

Synesius' essay De insomniis ('On Dreams') inquires into the meaning and importance of dreams for human beings and treats themes – most of all the relationship of humans to higher spheres –, which for religiously- and philosophically-minded people are still important today.   (learn more...)

Church history

PAUL-GERHARD KLUMBIES Herkunft und Horizont der Theologie des Neuen Testaments

[Origin and Horizon of the Theology of the New Testament]

In the course of the Enlightenment, the theology of the New Testament developed into a historically orientated literary genre. In this study, Paul-Gerhard Klumbies pleads for a reengagement with God as the horizon of New Testament theology.   (learn more...)