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Cosmic Order and Divine Power

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ISBN: 9783161528095 9783161564321 Year: DOI: 10.1628/978-3-16-156432-1 Language: English
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103625
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The treatise De mundo offers a cosmology in the Peripatetic tradition which subordinates what happens in the cosmos to the might of an omnipotent god. Thus the work is paradigmatic for the philosophical and religious concepts of the early imperial age, which offer points of contact with nascent Christianity.

Autoren in religiösen literarischen Texten der späthellenistischen und der frühkaiserzeitlichen Welt

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ISBN: 9783161561115 9783161561382 Year: DOI: https://doi.org/10.1628/978-3-16-156138-2 Language: German
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 103723
Subject: Religion
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The contributors to this volume discuss the formation and transformation of ancient concepts of authorship, specifically among those types of texts that are classified as “religious literature” – whether Greco-Roman, early Jewish, and early Christian. In twelve case studies spanning the time from Ben Sira to Tertullian, various ways of how authors considered themselves to be individual producers of texts and religious voices are carved out. The volume presents authors who fashion themselves either as orthonymous, anonymous, or pseudepigraphic writers, and who share the idea of being “religious agents”. The search for these religious voices undertaken here is a valuable contribution to both research in ancient “Autorforschung” and the religio-historical study of how religious knowledge was produced in the ancient Mediterranean world.

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