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Theology

Andreas Mauz

Machtworte

Studien zur Poetik des 'heiligen Textes'

[Words of Power. Studies in the Poetics of 'Sacred Text.']

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Sacred text is a key phenomenon of both historical and contemporary religion. The conventional argument for its normative status lies in the text's genesis: its perception as »revelation,« as a message from transcendent entities. Against this background Andreas Mauz focuses strictly on the text-immanent account of such revelatory incidents – for both text analytical and theological reasons.
Sacred text is a key phenomenon of both historical and contemporary religion. The conventional argument for its normative status lies in the text's genesis: its perception as »revelation«, as a message from transcendent entities. Against this background Andreas Mauz focuses strictly on the text-immanent account of such revelatory incidents. He establishes a poetological notion of 'sacred text' based on the text's self-description as being revealed. Drawing on theoretical sources from literary and media studies, the author offers a detailed vocabulary for describing the phenomena in question – e.g. the relation of the 'sanctifying' and the 'sanctified' text, the revelation narrative, the scene of writing. Beyond the interest in text analysis the author also pursues a theological aim. The poetics of 'sacred text' refer to a sensitive intersection between biblical studies and dogmatics: what does the fact of the pluralistic genetic self-description of certain biblical texts mean in terms of a normative dogmatic description of the one Scripture?
Authors/Editors

Andreas Mauz Geboren 1973; Studium der Ev. Theologie und Deutschen Literaturwissenschaft; 2011–14 Oberassistent am Lehrstuhl für Systematische Theologie der Theologischen Fakultät Zürich; seit 2015 ebenda Oberassistent am Institut für Hermeneutik und Religionsphilosophie (IHR); seit 2011 Co-Leitung der Sommerakademie des Schweizerischen Literaturarchivs (SLA).

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Journal for the Study of the OT — 41.5 (2017) (Anselm C. Hagedorn)
In: Arbeitskreis f.Evangelikale Theologie — https://rezensionen.afet.de/?p=525 (4/2018) (Heiko Wenzel)
In: Theologie und Literatur — www.theologie-und-literatur.de (7/2017) (Christoph Gellner)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 143 (2018), S. 108–110 (Henrike Manuwald)