publication . Other literature type . Part of book or chapter of book . 2012 . Embargo end date: 01 Dec 2012

Luzifer – Herrlichkeit und Sturz des Lichtengels. Eine Gegengeschichte zu Demut und Erhöhung von Jesus Christus

Vollenweider, Samuel;
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  • Published: 01 Dec 2012
  • Publisher: Neukirchener
  • Country: Switzerland
Abstract
The story of Lucifer’s pride and fall fills an empty space within Satan’s “biography.” It originates in an angelological re-reading of Isa 14 and Ezek 28 which doesn’t stem from early Judaism but from the Christianity of the late 2nd century. Its background is the dispute about the virulent question regarding the origin of evil, stimulated by the Marcionite school. The myth of Lucifer offers a counter-tale to the myth of Christ, thus reflecting developing Christology and conceptions of the Antichrist as well. The pattern of the devil’s self-aggrandizement/pride and downfall in contrast to Christ’s self-abasement/humility and exaltation is also ethically relevant...
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