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Theology

Arbeit am Mythos

Leistung und Grenze des Mythos in Antike und Gegenwart
Hrsg. v. Annette Zgoll u. Reinhard Gregor Kratz unter Mitarb. v. Kerstin Maiwald

[Work on Myth. The Merits and Boundaries of the Myth in Antiquity and Present Time.]

2013. X, 341 pages.
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Published in German.
The papers in this volume, which were presented at a lecture series held by the Academy and the University of Göttingen in the 2010 summer term, contain approaches to the merits and boundaries of myths. What constitutes a myth, what is a suitable approach to myths, what was their function in their era? The volume begins with systematic contributions to mythological studies from the fields of philosophy, religious studies and cultural anthropology. These are followed by articles on subjects ranging from the earliest, still largely unknown written and image sources from the ancient Near East, ancient Egypt and Greco-Roman antiquity, the mythical in the Old Testament, late ancient Christianity and Arab cultures to present-day Kurdistan. The articles put new perspectives on these complex phenomena in the context of myths.
The papers in this volume, which were presented at a lecture series held by the Academy and the University of Göttingen in the 2010 summer term, contain approaches to the merits and boundaries of myths. What constitutes a myth, what is a suitable approach to myths, what was their function in their era? The volume begins with systematic contributions to mythological studies from the fields of philosophy, religious studies and cultural anthropology. These are followed by articles on subjects ranging from the earliest, still largely unknown written and image sources from the ancient Near East, ancient Egypt and Greco-Roman antiquity, the mythical in the Old Testament, late ancient Christianity and Arab cultures to present-day Kurdistan. The articles put new perspectives on these complex phenomena in the context of myths.
Authors/Editors

Reinhard Gregor Kratz Born 1957; 1987 Dr. theol., 1990 Habilitation at the University of Zürich; since 1995 Professor for Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at the Theological Faculty of the University Göttingen.
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-4306-1730

Annette Zgoll Geboren 1970. Studium von Altorientalistik, Ägyptologie und Altes Testament in Münster und München. Assistentur und Oberassistentur in Leipzig. Seit 2008 Professorin für Altorientalistik in Göttingen. Seit 2010 Mitglied der Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Göttingen.

Kerstin Maiwald No current data available.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Gnostika — 2013, Heft 53, S. 121–122 (F.W. Schmitt)
In: Zeitschr. f. d. Alttestamentl. Wissenschaft — 126 (2014), S. 129 (J.C. Gertz)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 141 (2016), S. 388–390 (Jürgen Mohn)
In: Scienzz.com — http://www.scienzz.de/magazin/art11537.html (Josef Tutsch)
In: Studien zum NT u.seiner Umwelt — 41 (2016), S. 264–266 (Michael Hölscher)
In: Bibliotheca Orientalis — 71 (2014), S. 282–283
In: Zeitschrift für Theologie und Philosophie — 90 (2015), S. 589–592 (Michael Rasche)