Samuel Vollenweider

»Mitten auf dem Areopag«. Überlegungen zu den Schnittstellen zwischen antiker Philosophie und Neuem Testament

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Early Christianity (EC)

Jahrgang 3 () / Heft 3, S. 296-320 (25)

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In front of the Areopagus speech of Acts 17 this essay queries which historical and hermeneutical aspects are to be considered when one deals with the relationship of ancient philosophy and early Christian literature. With that, different perspectives must be joined: Both, Christian reception of philosophical contents and methods on one hand and approaches for an explicit dialogue respectively controversy on the other hand, can be drawn into the discourses in the overarching context of Hellenistic culture, in which both philosophy and Christianity present themselves as guides to an extensive orientation of life.

Samuel Vollenweider Geboren 1953; Promotion und Habilitation in Zürich; 1988/89 Gastdozent in Kyôto und Nishinomiya (Japan); 1989–2000 Professor für Neues Testament in Bern; 2000–19 Professor für Neues Testament in Zürich, seither emeritiert.