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183 research outcomes, page 1 of 19
  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Dessy, Valeria;
    Publisher: De Gruyter

    This article begins with an analysis of Adolf von Harnack’s research on biblical and patristic sources in regard to the development of the authoritative church. I provide a close textual analysis of Harnack’s The Origin of the New Testament and the Most Important Conseq...

  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Koci Katerina;
    Publisher: De Gruyter

    The story of Jephthah and his daughter (Judg. 11:29–40) is a peculiar and problematic text. This article explores the question of the accountability for the sacrificial act with which the story culminates, and which provokes sharp disapproval in certain quarters, especi...

  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Bouwman Kitty;
    Publisher: De Gruyter

    The Book of Ben Sira was popular in the early Christian church and influenced the Church Father Augustine (354–430). He adopts the person of Wisdom as a divine mother and adapts her within the context of the early Christian church. He links to Mother Wisdom a wisdom the...

  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Hogeterp Albert L. A.;
    Publisher: De Gruyter

    The speech of Stephen in Acts 7:2–53 contains a wealth of references to biblical migration narratives, but their significance for understanding the message of Luke–Acts has been understudied. This is partly due to a recurrent focus on either accusations against Stephen ...

  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Peters Janelle;
    Publisher: De Gruyter

    This article reads the veiling instructions in 1 Corinthians 11:1–16 through Paul’s appeal to creation. The letter positions both genders in God, and it follows contemporary Jewish literature in assigning angels to creation and gender interdependence. Ascetic, unmarried...

  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Djurslev, Christian Thrue;
    Publisher: De Gruyter

    In this article, I examine Hrabanus Maurus’ exegesis of the opening verses of 1 Maccabees, which preserves a concise account of Alexander the Great’s career. My main goal is to demonstrate how Hrabanus reinterpreted the representation of the Macedonian king from 1 Macca...

  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Andal Aireen Grace;
    Publisher: De Gruyter

    This work offers a theoretically informed analysis of the characterization of maternity in religion using a spatial lens. The maternal body as a space is used as an analytical framework to discuss how Mary’s pregnancy is located and spatialized in Christianity. Through ...

  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Kuravsky Erik;
    Publisher: De Gruyter

    “The Origin,” one of Martin Heidegger’s most important notions after 1934, is tightly related to being-historical thinking, and to the peculiar kind of divinity that being-historical thinking indicates. However, the notion of the Origin appears already in Heidegger’s ea...

  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Contini Sara;
    Publisher: De Gruyter

    The paper discusses Jerome’s attack against the belief that human beings share the same substance as the heavenly powers and even as the Trinity, according to the dignity (dignitas) of the soul: in polemical texts such as Ep. 124.14, Jerome attributes this belief to Ori...

  • publication . Article . 2021
    Open Access English
    Authors:
    Cobb Kirsi;
    Publisher: De Gruyter

    The story of Lot’s daughters’ incest with their father in Genesis 19:30–38 has been variously understood as a myth, a trickster tale, and an androcentric phantasy. In this paper, I will use insights gained from trauma theory, as well as from the characters of Emily and ...

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