Unicornis captivatur. Das Deutungsverfahren des Physiologus und die Rezeption und theologische Deutung seiner Tiersymbolik in mittelalterlicher Dichtung und zeitgenössischer Musik

Hirsch-Luipold, Rainer (2020). Unicornis captivatur. Das Deutungsverfahren des Physiologus und die Rezeption und theologische Deutung seiner Tiersymbolik in mittelalterlicher Dichtung und zeitgenössischer Musik. In: Garský, Zbyněk Kindschi; Hirsch-Luipold, Rainer (eds.) Christus in natura: Quellen, Hermeneutik und Rezeption des Physiologus. Studies of the Bible and its reception: Vol. 11 (pp. 133-148). Berlin/Boston: De Gruyter 10.1515/9783110494143-011

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The Engelberg Codex 314, a medieval manuscript kept in the library of the Benedictine abbey in Engelberg, Switzerland, contains a poetic adaption of the Latin version of the Physiologus. The goal of the presentation of the animals, however, has changed: the Physiologus intends to present a theological interpretation of nature, whereas the medieval hymn, inspired by the Physiologus, arranges the biblical animal symbolism into a narrative of the fall and restoration of humankind as well as the sacrificial death and resurrection of Christ, using the multifaceted animal imagery of the bible. This contribution examines this new perspective, also considering a musical rendition of Unicornis captivator for a-capella choir by the Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo (written in 2001). It is hoped that the change of perspective afforded by both the hymn and the modern composition will shed additional light on thehermeneutics of nature in the Physiologus.

Item Type:

Book Section (Book Chapter)

Division/Institute:

01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of New Testatment Studies
01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of New Testatment Studies > New Testament and Ancient History of Religion

UniBE Contributor:

Hirsch-Luipold, Rainer

Subjects:

200 Religion > 230 Christianity & Christian theology
200 Religion > 270 History of Christianity

ISBN:

978-3-11-049470-9

Series:

Studies of the Bible and its reception

Publisher:

De Gruyter

Funders:

[42] Schweizerischer Nationalfonds

Language:

German

Submitter:

Rainer Hirsch-Luipold

Date Deposited:

10 Nov 2020 09:24

Last Modified:

08 Jan 2021 18:11

Publisher DOI:

10.1515/9783110494143-011

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.147561

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/147561

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