Christliche Kosmologie und kaiserzeitliche Philosophie 978-3-16-149831-2 - Mohr Siebeck
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Charlotte Köckert

Christliche Kosmologie und kaiserzeitliche Philosophie

Die Auslegung des Schöpfungsberichtes bei Origenes, Basilius und Gregor von Nyssa vor dem Hintergrund kaiserzeitlicher Timaeus-Interpretationen

[Christian Cosmology and Philosophy in the Early Roman Empire. The Interpretation of Genesis 1f. in the Works of Origen, Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa against the Backdrop of Timaeus Interpretations in the Early Roman Empire.]

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Charlotte Köckert investigates the cosmologies of three prominent theologians of the third and fourth centuries – Origen, Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa. She presents their hexaemeral writings and places them within the context of the ancient cosmological debate that has its main origin in the debate on the interpretation of Plato's Timaeus.
Charlotte Köckert investigates the cosmologies of three prominent theologians of the third and fourth centuries – Origen, Basil of Caesarea and Gregory of Nyssa. As the literary and systematic locations for their cosmological speculations, she presents their hexaemeral writings and places them within the context of the ancient cosmological debate that has its main origin in the debate on the interpretation of Plato's Timaeus. This debate is outlined in the first part of the doctoral thesis, in which the author analyzes how Platonists of the early Roman Empire (Plutarch, Atticus, Numenius, Alcinous and Porphyry) interpreted Plato's myth. In the second part, the author provides a detailed analysis of the hexaemeral writings and shows the similarities and the differences between Christian and Platonic cosmological speculations. She proposes a reassessment of prominent key concepts, such as the concept of divine will or the idea of creatio ex nihilo, and a redefinition of the relationship between ancient Christian cosmology and contemporary philosophy.
Authors/Editors

Charlotte Köckert Geboren 1974; Studium der Evangelischen Theologie in Göttingen, Oxford, Tübingen; 2002–2004 Wiss. Mitarbeiterin an der Theologischen Fakultät Heidelberg; 2005–2007 Wiss. Mitarbeiterin am Fachbereich Evangelische Theologie Hamburg; 2007 Promotion; seit 2007 Wiss. Mitarbeiterin am Lehrstuhl für Kirchengeschichte (Antike und Mittelalter) in Heidelberg.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Nederlands Dagblad — 11. September 2009, S. 4 (Beilage) (Herman J. Selderhuis)
In: Theologische Rundschau — 75 (2010), S. 66–68 (Adolf Martin Ritter)
In: Gnomon — 84 (2012), S. 163–164 (Gretchen ReydamsSchils)
In: Zeitschr.f.Antikes Christentum — 15 (2011), S. 587–589 (Ekkehard Mühlenberg)
In: Adamantius — 17 (2011), S. 464–471 (Manilo Simonetti)
In: Revue d'histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses — 90 (2010), S. 555–556 (M. Matter)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 136 (2011), S. 304–306 (Barbara Aland)
In: Vigiliae Christianae — 65 (2011), S. 106–109 (David T. Runia)
In: Mayeutica — 35 (2009), S. 429–430 (Enrique A. Eguiarte)
In: Theologie und Philosophie — 86 (2011), S. 280–282 (A. Benetreau)
In: Augustinianum — 52 (2012), S. 550–552 (Ilaria L.E. Ramelli)