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Die Sextussprüche und ihre Verwandten

Eingeleitet, übersetzt u. mit interpretierenden Essays versehen v. Wilfried Eisele, Yury Arzhanov, Michael Durst u. Thomas Pitour. Hrsg. v. Wilfried Eisele

[The Sentences of Sextus and their Related Writings.]

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In antiquity and the Middle Ages, collections of sayings were a popular form of everyday literature. The sayings attributed to the philosopher Sextus present a remarkable example of a revised Christian collection of Imperial Era sayings. They possess Pythagorean precursors and continued to have an effect in Christian monasticism via Evagrius of Pontus. This volume traces these lines of development.
In antiquity and the Middle Ages, collections of sayings were a popular form of everyday literature. As texts, they did not claim any high literary standard. That does not mean, however, that their content was always easy to understand. They often deal with densely written insights and admonitions which presuppose far more than they say. That opens up a wide field of interpretation and re-reading, which took place in the open form of the collection, above all through the proliferation, reduction or the regrouping of the material. The sayings attributed to the philosopher Sextus present a remarkable example of a revised Christian collection of Imperial Era sayings. They possess Pythagorean precursors and continued to have an effect in Christian monasticism via Evagrius of Pontus. This volume traces these lines of development.
Authors/Editors

Wilfried Eisele Geboren 1971; Studium der Kath. Theologie und der Philosophie in Tübingen, Jerusalem und Paris; 2002 Dr. theol.; 2010 Habilitation (Neues Testament); 2010 Lehrstuhlvertretung für Neues Testament in Mainz; 2010–11 Professor für Neutestamentliche Wissenschaften in Chur; seit 2011 Professor für Zeit- und Religionsgeschichte des Neuen Testaments in Münster.

Yury Arzhanov No current data available.

Michael Durst No current data available.

Thomas Pitour No current data available.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Vestnik der St-Tichon-Universität — 73 (2017), S. 135–138 (Nyebolszin Antal Gergely)
In: Magazin 2000plus — 2018, Nr. 396, S. 76