Gut und Böse in Mensch und Welt: Philosophische und religiöse Konzeptionen vom Alten Orient bis zum frühen Islam
Nesselrath, Heinz-Günther and Florian Wilk, editors
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013 pp. viii + 240. $152.00
Orientalische Religionen in der Antike, 10
Description: Questions about the origins and reality of good and evil and about their mutual relationship play a central part in the history of philosophy and religion from their very beginning. Giving answers to these questions had a decisive influence on how the world and its civilization(s) as well as human beings and their ethics were perceived in their relations to higher beings (god or gods). The contributions within this conference volume illustrate which concepts regarding these questions were developed in ancient civilizations around the Mediterranean, from the early literatures of Egypt and Mesopotamia, Iran and Greece to biblical, Qumranic and ancient Christian texts as well as the writings of the Manichaeans and the Quran. Thus this volume gives a representative overview of the responses of the ancient world to one of the fundamental questions of mankind.
Subjects: Bible, Ancient Near East, Greco-Roman Literature, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, Literary Approaches, Theological Approaches, Dead Sea Scrolls, Quran
Review by Michael S. Moore
Citation: Michael S. Moore, review of Heinz-Günther Nesselrath and Florian Wilk, eds., Gut und Böse in Mensch und Welt: Philosophische und religiöse Konzeptionen vom Alten Orient bis zum frühen Islam, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).
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