Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity
Seim, Turid Karlsen and Jorunn Økland, editors
Berlin: de Gruyter, 2009 pp. vi + 401. $88.00
Description: How were ideas and experiences of transformation expressed in early Christianity and early Judaism? This volume explores the social and philosophical frameworks within which transformative ideas such as resurrection and practices of becoming “a new being” were shaped. It also explores the analogies and parameters by which transformation was being observed, noted and asserted. The focus on transformation helps to connect topics that tend to be studied separately, such as cosmology, resurrection, aging, gender, and conversion. The textual material is wide-ranging and there are new readings of core passages.
* Ideas and experiences of transformations in early Christianity and early Judaism
* Connects topics that tend to be studied seperately (cosmology, resurrection, aging, gender, conversion)
* With wide-ranging textual material
Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature
Review by V. Henry Nguyen
Citation: V. Henry Nguyen, review of Turid Karlsen Seim and Jorunn Økland, eds., Metamorphoses: Resurrection, Body and Transformative Practices in Early Christianity, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2010).
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