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This chapter presents about the Binitarian worship"? To the implicit theology of early Christian worship represented at Justin. The chapter discusses about the God and Christ in the Christian worship according to Justin.

In: Reflections on the Early Christian History of Religion - Erwägungen zur frühchristlichen Religionsgeschichte
In: Early Christian Ethics in Interaction with Jewish and Greco-Roman Contexts
In: Martyriumsvorstellungen in Antike und Mittelalter
In: Hebrews


This contribution draws attention to the concept of time as perceived in the New Testament view of “two ages,” or eons. It shows that different dates are not neutral but are the result of an ideology or time politics. Different forms of time structuring in the sources can thus be read as an expression of a negotiation or a struggle between different worldviews and ideologies. Attention is drawn to the historical Jesus and to the understanding of the concept of the “two ages” and worldview in the message of the historical Jesus. The notion of two ages structurally draws a sharper line between this world, time and history, and the transcendent and future realm, and it has taken a special dynamic in somewhat later Jewish texts that propose a more universal view of history and that may reflect the great catastrophes of the first and second century in the history of the Jewish people that lingered in the future in Jesus’ time.

In: Neutestamentliche Kosmologien
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The interest in interdisciplinary research on the experience of religious conversion or spiritual transformation grows progressively. In light of this burgeoning area of study, this volume explores conversion or converting experience in the ancient Mediterranean with attention to early Judaism, early Christianity, and philosophy in the Roman empire. The contributions include both historical and philological reconstructions relying on source material and utilizing interdisciplinary approaches. Similarly, the authors analyze the literary use of the motif of conversion, the topic of philosophical conversion as well as ritual, social and embodied aspects of spiritual transformation.