Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Perspectives on Preexistence in Early Judaism and Early Christianity (German, Mohr Siebeck)

NEW BOOK FROM MOHR SIEBECK: Perspektiven zur Präexistenz im Frühjudentum und frühen Christentum. Herausgegeben von Jörg Frey, Friederike Kunath und Jens Schröter unter Mitwirkung von Ruben A. Bühner. [Perspectives on Preexistence in Early Judaism and Early Christianity.] 2021. X, 421 pages. Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 457. 154,00 € including VAT. cloth ISBN 978-3-16-159976-7.
Published in German.
The notion of the preexistence of Christ has often been considered as a problematic mythological idea and marginalized in Biblical scholarship. The contributions of the present volume aim at a new perception of the variety of linguistic forms, semantic horizons, and textual intentions of the relevant texts. The phenomenon is deliberately considered in a wide horizon beyond the New Testament canon. The range of texts includes early Jewish texts on Wisdom and the Messiah; Paul, Hebrews, and Jude, the Gospel of John and Revelation; but also Greek mythological texts, Christian Gnostic traditions, and the Logos theology of the early church. Systematic-theological considerations on temporality and cosmology conclude the volume.
The articles are in German and English.

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