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Christian Stettler

Der Kolosserhymnus

Untersuchungen zu Form, traditionsgeschichtlichem Hintergrund und Aussage von Kol 1,15–20

[The Hymn in Col 1:15–20. A Study of its Form, Background and Message. By Christian Stettler.]

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Christian Stettler attempts a new way of interpreting the hymns in Col 1:15–20. Starting from its Judeo-Christian backdrop he analyses the form of the text against the background of the Psalm literature found in the Old Testament and early Jewish writings and interprets the text against the background of Old Testament and early Jewish traditions. Christian Stettler shows the development of the whole complexes of traditions which are responsible for the Colossian hymn. It becomes evident that Col 1:15–20 – an implicit christological midrash – is a concise and organic entity which can be interpreted without assuming additions to an original text. In early Jewish Wisdom theology most of the traditions which stand behind the hymn are already connected, but only the life, death and resurrection of Jesus made the formulation of the present hymn possible.
Christian Stettler attempts a new way of interpreting the hymns in Col 1:15–20. Starting from its Judeo-Christian backdrop he analyses the form of the text against the background of the Psalm literature found in the Old Testament and early Jewish writings and interprets the text against the background of Old Testament and early Jewish traditions. Christian Stettler shows the development of the whole complexes of traditions which are responsible for the Colossian hymn. It becomes evident that Col 1:15–20 – an implicit christological midrash – is a concise and organic entity which can be interpreted without assuming additions to an original text. In early Jewish Wisdom theology most of the traditions which stand behind the hymn are already connected, but only the life, death and resurrection of Jesus made the formulation of the present hymn possible.
Authors/Editors

Christian Stettler Geboren 1966; Studium der Ev. Theologie; 1992 Ordination; 2000 Promotion; seit 2007 Pfarrer in der Schweiz; 2014 Habilitation; seit 2014 Privatdozent für Neues Testament an der Universität Zürich und Titularprofessor für Neues Testament und Antikes Judentum an der Staatsunabhängigen Theologischen Hochschule Basel.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Zeitschr.f.Katholische Theologie — 2002, H.2, S. 243f (Lothar Lies SJ)
In: Nouvelle Revue Théologique — Jg.127 (2005), H.1, S.133 (J. Radermakers)
In: Trierer Theologische Zeitschrift — Jg.111 (2002), S. 76f (Marius Reiser)
In: Arbeitskreis f.Evangelikale Theologie — Jg.16 (2002), S. 261ff (Michael Schröder)
In: Estudios Trinitarios — Vol.37 (2003), H.3, S.558f (Jaime V. Allegue)
In: Archiv für Liturgiewissenschaft — Jg.47 (2005), H.2, S.296
In: Archivo Teologico Granadino — Jg.65 (2002), S. 324f (A.Rodriguez Carmona)
In: Journal of Theological Studies — Jg.53 (2002), H.1, S. 247ff (L.W. Hurtado)
In: New Testament Abstracts — Jg.45 (2001) No.2, S. 408
In: Recherches de Science Religieuse — Jg.91 (2003), H.2, S. 293ff (Jean-Noel Aletti)
In: Revue Biblique — 2002, H.2, S. 299f (J. Murphy-O'Connor)
In: Revue d'histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses — Jg.82 (2002), H.2, S. 241f (Ch. Grappe)
In: Theologische Beiträge — Jg.36 (2005), H.2, S.105ff (Wilfrid Haubeck)
In: Theologische Rundschau — Jg.68 (2003), H.3, S. 280ff (Hans Hübner)
In: Tijdschrift voor Theologie — Jg.41 (2001) Nr.3, S. 315 (H.W. Hollander)