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Friedrich, Leonhard (Jena RWG)

[German version] The term Fürstenschule designates the scholarly educational establishments founded by Protestant rulers in the course of the Reformation, which were intended to train gifted children of their domains for service in the Church, higher state offices, teaching careers and scholarly

Mittag, Peter Franz

Schweizer Antiquar und Numismatiker. Geb. am 9. 6. 1646 in Bern, gest. am 10. 4. 1703 in Arnstadt (Thüringen). Ausbildung in St. Gallen, Genf und Bern; ab 1680 Konservator am königlichen Münzkabinett in Paris. Nach Verfolgung als Protestant und Flucht aus Frankreich ab 1694 Anstellung als Hofrat

Sigel, Dorothea (Tübingen)

[German version] The term eschatology (from the Greek ἔσχατος/éschatos, ‘last’), initially a term for the ‘doctrine of last things’(tà éschata sc. prágmata) as the final part of all theological outlines of Christian dogma, is to be found first in the 17th cent. as a neologism coined by Protestant


Edited by Sebastian Fuhrmann and Regina Grundmann

Concepts of voluntary death and martyrdom versus the ideal of preserving human life are an essential component of the Ethics of the Abrahamite religions throughout their history. The studies collected in this volume focus on concepts of voluntary death and martyrdom in the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple Period Judaism, Early Christianity and its pagan environment, Rabbinic Judaism as well as in Islam. The contributions of scholars of different background present a broad panorama of the varied perspectives of the Abrahamite religions on this phenomenon. The established concepts of martyrdom are challenged as too schematic.

Betrachtungen über das Ideal eines freiwilligen Todes für den eigenen Glauben oder eines Martyriums, das in scharfem Gegensatz zum Gebot der Lebensbewahrung steht, ziehen sich durch die Geschichte der abrahamitischen Religionen. Der vorliegende interdisziplinäre Band versammelt Forschungen zu den Vorstellungen eines religiös begründeten freiwilligen Todes oder Martyriums in der Hebräischen Bibel, im Judentum des Zweiten Tempels, im Frühchristentum und seiner paganen Umwelt, im rabbinischen Judentum und im Islam. Die Beiträge verdeutlichen die unterschiedlichen Perspektiven der abrahamitischen Religionen auf dieses Phänomen. Es zeigt sich, dass die übergreifende, verallgemeinernde Charakterisierung jedes religiös bedingten freiwilligen Sterbens als 'Martyrium' der Komplexität des Phänomens nicht gerecht wird.

Mason, Steve

(s) themselves as a badge of honor (cf. Protestant, Huguenot), and that the Judeans themselves broadened its usage (1989: 49, 396-97). But which “Romans” (in the absence of local legions) had such a motive for fine observation of specific groups? And does the Latin for “knifers” really have the sort of potential

and Thought in Ancient Greece , 248–70. New York: Routledge. Weber, M. 2002. The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism . New York: Penguin. Weber, M. 2004. Science as Vocation. In The Vocation Lectures , ed. David Owen and Tracy Strong, 1–31. Indianapolis: Hackett. Wirzba, N. 2006. Living

Colloquium 6

The Task of Hermeneutics in Ancient Philosophy

Jean Grondin

that hermeneutics was created a century earlier by protestantism3 in the wake of Luther's sola scriptura principle as the one and only norm of theological inter- pretation, a text principle obviously directed against the authori- ty of tradition advocated by the catholic church. In the footsteps of

Colloquium 6

Commentary on Grondin

P. Christopher Smith

under- stood hermeneutics and what they took to be its task, we are immediately confronted with a problem. For despite its Greek sounding name, hermeneutics, as we understand it, is a pecu- liarly modern phenomenon, the origins of which—say, in Dannhauer's Biblical exegesis—are not Greek but Protestant

J.B. Mc Minn

shaded with myth and mysticism. And it is this methodeutic form, this writer maintains, that Plato originates and employs in the Phaedo. Here mythos becomes the logos. The New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. I Cf. Paul Tillich, The Protestant Era, trans. J. L. Adams (Chicago: University of Chicago