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Ist Beten sinnvoll?

Die 5. Rede des Maximos von Tyros
Eingeleitet, übersetzt u. mit interpretierenden Essays versehen von Barbara E. Borg, Franco Ferrari, Alfons Fürst, Rainer Hirsch-Luipold, Michael Trapp, Vincenzo Vitiello. Hrsg. v. Rainer Hirsch-Luipold u. Michael Trapp

[Does Praying Make Sense? Maximos of Tyre's 5th Speech.]

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Maximus of Tyre's Oration 5 is a philosophical enquiry into what does and does not make sense in prayer. Is there a justification for praying? And what concept of the divine is implied by this or that understanding of prayer? Along with the text and an annotated translation, this volume provides a set of interpretative essays in a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Is there any point in praying? In one of his philosophical lectures, Maximus of Tyre turns to the subjects of prayer and the conception of the divine that underlies its representations. Can God be influenced? And if so, would human beings have any notion what it makes sense to pray for? Starting with a set of examples from mythology, the philosopher discusses the philosophical implications of petitionary prayer and argues for a better understanding of prayer as an ongoing conversation with the divine. Along with the text of the lecture and an annotated translation, this volume provides an extensive introduction to the author and his work, and contributions from the fields of philosophy, classical archaeology, New Testament studies and early Church history, which locate the oration in the context of contemporary religio-philosophical debates about prayer and its social historical aspects.

Rainer Hirsch-Luipold Born 1967; studies in Protestant Theology and Greek Philology; since 2011 Professor of New Testament and History of Ancient Religion, University of Bern; since 2015 also Extraordinary Professor in the Department of Ancient Studies, Stellenbosch University.

Michael Trapp Geboren 1957; Promotion in Oxford; seit 1984 an der University of London, zuerst am Birkbeck College, seit 1989 Professor of Greek Literature & Thought am King's College.

Barbara Borg ist Professorin für 'Classics' (Spezialisierung Klass. Archäologie) an der Universität Exeter.

Franco Ferrari No current data available.

Alfons Fürst Geboren 1961; seit 2000 Ordinarius für Alte Kirchengeschichte, Patrologie und Christliche Archäologie an der Katholisch-Theologischen Fakultät der WWU Münster.

Vincenzo Vitiello No current data available.


The following reviews are known:

In: NTT – Journal of Theology and the Study of Religion — 74 (2020), S. 83–84 (Pieter W. van der Horst)
In: Irenikon — 2020, S. 455 (Nikolaus Egender)
In: Vestnik Drevnej Istorii — Vestnik, 80 (2020), S. 791–797 (Grigory S. Belikov)