By Felix Albrecht
The current quantity is dedicated to the topic of "Divine Father" in moment Temple Jewish and early Christian culture and in its historic pagan contexts. It brings jointly court cases of a convention lower than an analogous identify, held in Gottingen in September 2011. chosen articles by means of recognized students specialize in non secular and philosophical strategies of divine parenthood in antiquity, from the Hebrew Bible and moment Temple Judaism (the useless Sea Scrolls, Targums, Philo and Josephus) to the sphere of the recent testomony. furthermore, the quantity bargains with the designation of deity as "father" or "mother" from the wide spectrum of old Egypt and classical antiquity (Homer, Hesiod, Plato, and its reception) to past due antiquity (Plotinus and Porphyry)."
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