Göttliche Dreifaltigkeit und menschliche Gastfreundschaft. Drei Betrachtungen und zwei Ausblicke zur Dreifaltigkeitsikone

Heyden, Katharina (2021). Göttliche Dreifaltigkeit und menschliche Gastfreundschaft. Drei Betrachtungen und zwei Ausblicke zur Dreifaltigkeitsikone. Internationale kirchliche Zeitschrift, 111(1), pp. 1-33. Stämpfli

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The article investigates the theological implications that various Trinity icons have in past and present, starting from the very famous and popular one of Andrei Rubljov. This investigation consists in three “considerations”, which are based on the iconographic-iconological interpretation following Erwin Panofsky and at the same time go beyond this methodology. A description of Rubljov’s icon is followed by the reconstruction of the development of the iconographic motif of “Philoxenia” from late antiquity to the 15th century. In light of this tradition it is striking that Rubljov presents the visit of the three men in Mamre (cf. Gen 18:1–12) without depicting the hosts, Abraham and Sara. In the third “consideration”, the iconographic tradition – as well as Rubljovs break with it – is brought into dialogue with reflections on the relation between human hospitality and knowledge of God in Christian theology. On that basis, two “outlooks” ask what kind of Trinity/Philoxeny icon would be the most appropriate within the context of the Western world in the 21st century, focusing on the paradigm of “hospitality” in modern theology and philosophy, esp. Emanuel Lévinas, as well as on the role and position of women (Sara) therein.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of Historical Theology
01 Faculty of Theology > Institute of Historical Theology > Ancient History of Christianity and Interreligious Encounters

UniBE Contributor:

Heyden, Katharina

Subjects:

200 Religion > 230 Christianity & Christian theology

ISSN:

0020-9252

Publisher:

Stämpfli

Language:

German

Submitter:

Katharina Heyden

Date Deposited:

27 Apr 2021 09:56

Last Modified:

27 Apr 2021 09:56

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/155230

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