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»Retribution« in Jewish and Christian Writings

A Concept in Debate
Ed. by David Hamidović, Apolline Thromas, and Matteo Silvestrini

[»Vergeltung« in jüdischen und christlichen Texten. Ein Konzept in der Diskussion.]

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The quest to define the concept of retribution leads the authors of this volume beyond Jewish and Christian writings to the common objects and components governing the definition of the concept in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, as well as Greek, Islamic, and Buddhist texts.
The authors of this volume attempt to define the concept of retribution by looking beyond its diversity in Jewish and Christian writings, and seeking the common objects and components that govern it in Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity, as well as Greek, Islamic and Buddhist texts. They argue that the concept should not be seen as a set of ideas acquired and accepted, but rather as an on-going process. The epistemological current of the Begriffsgeschichte understands conceptualization as a continual process of contesting and questioning, rather than something fixed or final. Each study therefore explicitly examines the actors involved, their environments and receptions, and whether they were accepted, rejected, or modified as components of compensation. The associations made with concepts of wealth, poverty, power, their exchange, transfer, and instance are also taken into consideration.
Survey of contents
Matteo Silvestrini/Apolline Thromas: Foreword – David Hamidović: About the Blurred Concept of Retribution

Retribution in Jewish and Christian Texts
Nathan MacDonald: Retribution in the Book of Numbers – Hans Ausloos: »Il rétribuera les oeuvres de l'homme selon ses actions« (Sir 35,24). La notion de »rétribution« dans la Septante – Matteo Silvestrini: De la condamnation des anges à celle des pécheurs : le processus de la rétribution dans le livre des Vigilants (1Hen 1–36) – David Hamidović: The Divine Economy of the Poor in the Qumran Texts – Moisés Mayordomo: Divine Retribution: Some Considerations on the New Testament and its Religious and Philosophical Contexts

Openings
David Bouvier: Honneur et rétribution: la colère d'Achille – Mathieu Terrier: La rétribution finale en islam: discussions sur l'imputation des actes et la perpétuité des peines – Frédéric Richard: Karmic Retribution in Theravāda Buddhism: A Way to Salvation?
Authors/Editors

David Hamidović is a Full Professor of Jewish Apocryphal Literature and History of Judaism in Antiquity at the Swiss-French Institute of Biblical Sciences, Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Apolline Thromas is a PhD Candidate at the Swiss-French Institute of Biblical Sciences, Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Matteo Silvestrini is a PhD Candidate at the Swiss-French Institute of Biblical Sciences, Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

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