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New Testament

Wie Geschichten Geschichte schreiben

Frühchristliche Literatur zwischen Faktualität und Fiktionalität

Herausgegeben von Susanne Luther, Jörg Röder und Eckart D. Schmidt

[How Stories Write History. Early Christian Literature between Factuality and Fictionality]

New developments in linguistic philosophy and literary theory demand new readings of early Christian texts concerning the differentiation between factuality and fictionality. The contributions in this volume take up this challenge and introduce early Christian texts into the debate.   (learn more...)

Old Testament


Une novelle approche d'un concept de la théologie biblique entre Bible Hébraïque, Septante et littérature grecque classique

[God the Educator. A New Approach to a Concept of Biblical Theology between Hebrew Bible, Septuagint and Classical Greek Literature]

Since the studies of Bertram, scholars have thought that the use of παιδεύω in the Septuagint reflects a shift in Jewish religious thinking in the Hellenistic era. Patrick Pouchelle suggests a new approach to the issue. Was the God illustrated in the Septuagint the Hebrew idea of a God who disciplines or did he represent the Greek ideal of education? Patrick Pouchelle suggests a new approach to this issue. By establishing the lexical equivalence between יסר and παιδεύω, he aims to explain why the Greek translators have rendered יסר as παιδεύω and thus link it to the Hebrew bible.   (learn more..)

New Testament

YOUNG-HO PARK Paul's Ekklesia as a Civic Assembly

Understanding the People of God in their Politico-Social World

How did Paul's term ekklesia formulate the Christian self-understanding? Young-Ho Park finds the answer in its strong civic connotation in the politico-cultural world of the Greek East under the Roman Empire. By addressing his local Gentile congregation as ekklesia in his letters, Paul effectively created a symbolic universe in which the Christ-worshippers saw themselves as the honorable citizens who represented the city before God.   (learn more...)

Systematic Theology

SABINE SCHMIDTKE Schleiermachers Lehre von Wiedergeburt und Heiligung

'Lebendige Empfänglichkeit' als soteriologische Schlüsselfigur der 'Glaubenslehre'

[Schleiermacher's Doctrine of Regeneration and Sanctification. 'Lively Susceptibility' as Soteriological Key to the 'Christian Faith.']

Sabine Schmidtke's work focuses on the examination of Schleiermacher's soteriology based on the central idea of 'lively susceptibility.' For the first time, this concept is analyzed not only concerning its relevance for the doctrines of regeneration and sanctification but also with regard to its importance for an overall comprehension of Schleiermacher's opus The Christian Faith.   (learn more...)