Saturday, June 30, 2018

Gemeinhardt and Tanaseanu-Döbler (eds.), Das Paradies ist ein Hörsaal für die Seelen

NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK: »Das Paradies ist ein Hörsaal für die Seelen«.
Institutionen religiöser Bildung in historischer Perspektive.
Hrsg. v. Peter Gemeinhardt u. Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler. [»Paradise is a Lecture Room for the Souls«. Institutions of Religious Education in Historical Perspective.] 2018. XIII, 332 pages. Studies in Education and Religion in Ancient and Pre-Modern History in the Mediterranean and Its Environs 1. 49,00 € hardcover ISBN 978-3-16-155856-6..
Published in German.
Religious cultures were involved in education in highly different ways in classical antiquity. What were the aims and processes of transmitting education for religious purposes, which parts and methods were considered desirable (or dangerous), and who were the agents in this field? These and related questions are tackled in this interdisciplinary volume focusing on the institutionalization of education and featuring case studies on constellations of education and religion in ancient Greece, late antique Judaism, Christianity, the Latin Middle Ages and classical Islam.
The topics of the essays range widely, but include the Dead Sea Scrolls, early rabbinic Judaism, and late-antique Judaism.

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