Ablution, Initiation, and Baptism Late Antiquity, Early by David Hellholm

By David Hellholm

The current quantity is the results of a world collaboration of researchers who're first-class inside their respective fields: interpretation of texts, reviews of rites, archaeology, structure, historical past of paintings, and cultural anthropology. They met for 2 meetings to debate the importance of rites of ablution, initiation, and baptism and their interpretation in past due Antiquity, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity. the amount establishes a brand new overseas normal of analysis inside those fields of scholarship.

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54–64) ist daher ebenso missverständlich wie die Rede von einer „mandäischen Taufzeremonie“ im Blick auf das PDĮEáWÃ6. Neben den bekannten paganen Vergleichsphänomenen, in denen ein Eid oder sonstige Verpflichtung den Wandel von Lebensformen, sittlichen Maßstäben und einen Wechsel der sozialen Gruppe bzw. Gemeinschaft zur Folge hat – beispielsweise die Eingliederung in die römische Armee durch den Fahneneid (sacramentum; vgl. , cor. 117) oder die verschiedenen symbola –, ist auch an die Veränderungen zu denken, die die verschiedenen Formen des Unterrichts in der Antike auslösen.

In vorliegender Publikation wird (von Anders Klostergaard Petersen) vorgeschlagen, die Taufe als Ritual der Reinigung und Initiation im Zusammenhang des von Jonathan Z.  19 u.  735).  101–118; zu Justin vgl. S. 103–105, aber auch S. 783–794).  101f. u. 110–114).  43–68), eignen sich, wenn sie so präzise analysiert werden, nur bedingt für einen Vergleich, weil hier zwar Reinigung mit einem Lebenswasser erfolgt und Lebenskraft restituiert wird (beziehungsweise Verjüngung ausgelöst wird), aber ein zyklisches Zeitmodell vorausgesetzt und damit gerade keine Einheitlichkeit intendiert ist.

The Beginnings of Christian Art and the “Image” of Ablution, Initiation, and Baptism............................................................................. 1723 3. Baptism in Early Christian Art ............................................................... 1726 4. New Questions, Methodologies, and Early Christian Art ................... 1. On the Questions of “The Body,” Virginity and Gender in the Iconography of Baptism ......................................... 2. Horizontal and Vertical Water in the Iconography of Baptism..

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