Die Welt der Götterbilder

Biographical note: Brigitte Gronebergund Hermann Spieckermann, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.

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Language: German
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Published: Berlin, New York De Gruyter 2009
In: Die Welt der Götterbilder
Series/Journal: Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 376
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains: B Ancient Orient / God (Representation of)
B Greece (Antiquity) / God (Representation of)
B Near East / Monotheism / Image prohibition
Further subjects: B Collection of essays
B ideas of God divine image divine images Veneration of images
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Summary: Biographical note: Brigitte Gronebergund Hermann Spieckermann, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
Divine images create their own world of theological reflection and religious practice. Pictorial representations have to reduce complexity, yet at the same time they create their own complexity. The present volume examines this phenomenon with papers on fundamental issues and presentations of material from the Ancient Orient, Greece and the Hellenic world. Papers on the contact between Christianity and Islam in the matter of the veneration of images make clear what compensation strategies are developed when pictorial representations are subject to theological censure. The volume contains eighteen contributions from internationally renowned researchers writing in German and English.
Main description: Götterbilder schaffen eine eigene Welt theologischer Reflexion und religiöser Praxis. Bildliche Darstellungen müssen Komplexität reduzieren, schaffen dabei aber zugleich ihre eigene Komplexität. Der vorliegende Band untersucht dieses Phänomen in Beiträgen grundsätzlicher Art und in materialen Präsentationen aus dem Bereich des Alten Orients, Griechenlands und der Welt des Hellenismus. Beiträge aus dem Kontakt zwischen Christentum und Islam zum Thema Bildverehrung machen deutlich, welche Kompensationsstrategien entwickelt werden, wo bildliche Repräsentationen dem theologischen Verdikt unterliegen. Der Band enthält achtzehn Beiträge von international bekannten Forschern in deutscher und englischer Sprache.
Main description: Divine images create their own world of theological reflection and religious practice. Pictorial representations have to reduce complexity, yet at the same time they create their own complexity. The present volume examines this phenomenon with papers on fundamental issues and presentations of material from the Ancient Orient, Greece and the Hellenic world. Papers on the contact between Christianity and Islam in the matter of the veneration of images make clear what compensation strategies are developed when pictorial representations are subject to theological censure. The volume contains eighteen contributions from internationally renowned researchers writing in German and English.
ISBN: 9783110194630
DOI: 10.1515/9783110204155
Persistent identifiers: DOI "10.1515/9783110204155"