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Ausgabe:

Oktober/2016

Spalte:

1079–1081

Kategorie:

Neues Testament

Autor/Hrsg.:

Dochhorn, Jan, Rudnig-Zelt, Susanne, u./and Benjamin Wold [Hrsg./Eds.]

Titel/Untertitel:

Das Böse, der Teufel und Dämonen – Evil, the Devil, and Demons. Dualistische Züge in der Religionsgeschichte Israels, des antiken Judentums und des Christentums – Dualistic Characteristics in the Religion of Israel, Ancient Judaism and Christianity.

Verlag:

Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck 2016. XIV, 297 S. = Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament. 2. Reihe, 412. Kart. EUR 84,00. ISBN 978-3-16-152672-5.

Rezensent:

Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte

This volume contains a collection of essays on evil and personifica-tions of it in the Old Testament, Early Judaism, the New Testament, and some later texts. The editors have brought together a number of authors who convened in Amsterdam at EABS 2012 and later again in Kiel (2013). Their essays are now published in WUNT II and contain interesting perspectives on evil and the various personifications thereof. Because a number of articles deal with the reception history of demonic figures, the volume as a whole gives a good impression of developments in the ideas of evil figures. A notable absentee is the figure of Antichrist, who became prominent from the 2nd century CE onward, and thus grew to be a popular character in later apocalyptic texts such as the Apocalypse of Ps.-Methodius and ...


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