Der Mensch als Gottes Bild im christlichen Ägypten 978-3-16-148658-6 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Dmitrij Bumazhnov

Der Mensch als Gottes Bild im christlichen Ägypten

Studien zu Gen 1,26 in zwei koptischen Quellen des 4.-5. Jahrhunderts

[Man as God's Image in Christian Egypt. Studies of Gen. 1,26 in two Coptic sources from the 4th and 5th century]

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Dmitrij Bumazhnov examines two Coptic sources from the 4 th and 5 th century, the homily De anima et corpore and the vita of Aphu of Pemdje. Both of these sources are analyzed in their relationship to the first Origenistic controversy in Egypt, in which two groups of monks argued about whether or not according to the visions of God in the Old Testament God can be seen as a human being.
Dmitrij Bumazhnov examines two Coptic sources from the 4th and 5th century, the homily De anima et corpore and the vita of Aphu of Pemdje. Both of these sources are analyzed in their relationship to the first Origenistic controversy in Egypt, in which two groups of monks argued about whether or not according to the visions of God in the Old Testament God can be seen as a human being. The author provides a contextualization of the Coptic version of De anima et corpore which explains the function of Melito's text in the non-Origenistic monasticism in Egypt. It is shown that Aphu cannot be regarded as a mystic of the pre-incarnate body of Christ according to his vita. The description of his life can be understood as an elaborate variation on the early Christian tradition of simplicity.
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Dmitrij Bumazhnov Geboren 1967; Studium der Klassischen Philologie an der Universität St. Petersburg; 2001 Promotion in »Sprachen und Kulturen des Christlichen Orients« Tübingen; 2008 Habilitation für das gleiche Fach in Tübingen; seit 2011 Mitglied des Forschungszentrums EDRIS, Göttingen.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Scrinium — 4 (2008), S. 435–441 (Basil Lourié)
In: Cristianesimo nella storia — 29 (2008), S. 238–241 (Philippe Luisier)
In: Vigiliae Christianae — 60 (2006), S. 359–360 (J. van Oort)
In: Irenikon — 79 (2006), S. 449–452
In: Bulletin Solidarité-Orient — 244 (2007), S. 7
In: Religious Studies Review — 33 (2007), S. 144 (Birger A. Pearson)