Christus in natura: Sources, Hermeneutics and Reception of the Physiologus

Kindschi Garský, Zbynek; Hirsch-Luipold, Rainer (eds.) (2020). Christus in natura: Sources, Hermeneutics and Reception of the Physiologus. Studies of the Bible and Its Reception (SBR): Vol. 11. Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter 10.1515/9783110494143

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This volume offers detailed studies into the Physiologus, a Greek manuscript probably written in Egypt in the 2nd century CE. The Physiologus was the first Christian text to sum up a general understanding of nature using biblical and pagan sources and it has an extensive reception history throughout the medieval period. Its symbolic use of animals and plants, etc., has deeply influenced visual arts, literature, and heraldry, but this visual language often remains enigmatic. This book, going back to a project of the Swiss National Foundation (Das ‹Evangelium der Natur›. Der griechische Physiologus und die Wurzeln der frühchristlichen Naturdeutung) offers new insights into the origins and the interpretation of this symbolic language.

Item Type:

Book (Edited Volume)

Division/Institute:

01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of New Testatment Studies

UniBE Contributor:

Kindschi Garský, Zbynek and Hirsch-Luipold, Rainer

Subjects:

200 Religion > 220 The Bible
200 Religion > 230 Christianity & Christian theology
200 Religion > 270 History of Christianity
500 Science > 590 Animals (Zoology)

ISSN:

2195-450X

ISBN:

978-3-11-049414-3

Series:

Studies of the Bible and Its Reception (SBR)

Publisher:

De Gruyter

Funders:

[4] Swiss National Science Foundation

Projects:

[213] Das ‹Evangelium der Natur›: Der griechische Physiologus und die Wurzeln der frühchristlichen Naturdeutung Official URL

Language:

Multilingual

Submitter:

Zbynek Kindschi Garský

Date Deposited:

27 Nov 2019 09:36

Last Modified:

28 Apr 2021 14:12

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/9783110494143

Related URLs:

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/135696

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/135696

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