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Andrew Quintman

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/156852708X310509 Numen 55 (2008) 363 – 410 Toward a Geographic Biography: Mi la ras pa in the Tibetan Landscape Andrew Quintman Department of Religion, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA quintman

Craig S. Keener

Journal for the Study of the Historical Jesus 9 (2011) 26–58 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI 10.1163/174551911X601126 Assumptions in Historical-Jesus Research: Using Ancient Biographies and Disciples’ Traditioning as a Control Craig S. Keener Asbury Theological Seminary

Eli Alshech

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2008 DOI: 10.1163/157006008X294918 Die Welt des Islams 48 (2008) 23-49 Egoistic Martyrdom and Ḥamās’ Success in the 2005 Municipal Elections: A Study of Ḥamās Martyrs’ Ethical Wills, Biographies, and Eulogies ∗ Eli Alshech Los Angeles Abstract Historical and

Frances Adeney

© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/016897809X12548912398758 Mission Studies 26 (2009) 153–172 Why Biography? Contributions of Narrative Studies to Mission Th eology and Mission Th eory Frances S. Adeney William A. Benfi eld Jr. Professor of Evangelism and Global

Lucien van Liere

research method will be used (narrative/biography — date/place — theory) and three analytical tools to understand group- violence will be introduced (Volkan’s hot place, Girard’s cycle of vengeance and strategies of dehumanization) in order to comprehend religion-related violence in Indonesia as an attempt

Outsider Biographies

Savage, de Sade, Wainewright, Ned Kelly, Billy the Kid, Rimbaud and Genet: Base Crime and High Art in Biography and Bio-Fiction, 1744-2000


Ian H. Magedera

Concerning itself with biography and bio-fiction written in English and in French and also taking in American and Australian subjects, Outsider Biographies focuses on writers who have a criminal record and on notorious criminals who authors of bio-fiction consider as writers. It pursues an understanding of the formal effects of life-writers’ struggles between championing their subjects and a deep ambivalence towards their subjects’ crimes. The book analyses the challenge that these literary outsiders present to the mainstream French- and English-language traditions where many biographers assign merit to productive lives well lived. The book’s approach illuminates both differences in those traditions from the mid-eighteenth, to the twenty-first century and a convergence between them, evident in the experimental-cum-fictional devices in recent English-language biography. Outsider Biographies advances wide-ranging new interpretations of the biographical writing on each of its seven subjects, but does so in a way that invites the reader picking up the book out of a passion for just one of those subjects, to follow the thread onto another and yet another.

Atlantic Biographies

Individuals and Peoples in the Atlantic World


Edited by Jeffrey A. Fortin and Mark Meuwese

This volume uses a biography-as-history approach to illuminate the interconnectedness of the peoples of the Americas, West Africa, and Europe. Contributors highlight individuals' and people's experiences made possible by their participation in the creation of an Atlantic world, where conflict, cooperation, neccessity and invention led to new societies and cultures.

Composed of chapters that span a broad chronological, topical and thematic range, Atlantic Biographies highlights the uniqueness of the Atlantic as a social, political, economic, and cultural theater bound together to illustrate what the Atlantic meant to those subjects of each chapter. This is a book about people, their resilience, and their resolve to carve a niche or have a broader impact in the ever-changing world around them.


Edited by Ian Wallace

A physical chemist (Fritz Haber), a photographer (Josef Breitenbach), a cabaret artist (Georg Kreisler), two writers (Otto Alscher and Albin Stuebs), a pioneering scholar in Irish-German studies (John Hennig) and a Celtic philologist (Julius Pokorny) are the focus of this volume. What they have in common is a biography fractured by the Nazis’ rise to power in 1933. Six were forced into exile; the life of the seventh, the Romanian-German writer Otto Alscher, shows that even the biography of a Nazi sympathiser could be dislocated by the years of dictatorship. As the previously unpublished letters which are reproduced here show, Fritz Haber, a Nobel prize winner, spent ‘his last lonely months’ seeking a dignified way to leave the country to which he had once felt the deepest attachment. Although a prominent member of Germany’s academic élite, Julius Pokorny had to retire because of his Jewish ancestry in December 1935 and yet was allowed to continue publishing on ethnic themes until his exile in 1943. Albin Stuebs was forced to seek refuge in Prague and later England when his left-wing political convictions made him a certain target for the Nazis. Because of his marriage into a liberal Jewish family, John Hennig had to renounce all hope of an academic career in Nazi Germany and, after his exile to Ireland, struggled in straitened circumstances to support his family while at the same time developing into an unusually prolific scholar. Proof that exile may stimulate creative energy is provided by Josef Breitenbach, whose remarkable biography appears to show that loss and uprootedness may release otherwise undeveloped creative potential. Similarly, the flight of Georg Kreisler from Vienna in 1938 was the start of ‘a remarkable voyage of discovery’ which saw him grow into a major, if consistently undervalued figure in the world of post-war German cabaret.

Theoretical Discussions of Biography

Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing


Edited by Hans Renders and Binne De Haan

Theoretical Discussions of Biography: Approaches from History, Microhistory, and Life Writing offers comprehensive overviews by 14 academic scholars of the actual state of the field of Biography Studies. In the volume, edited by biography scholars Hans Renders and Binne de Haan, specifically the connections between biography and the fields of microhistory, journalism, and Life Writing illuminate key challenges and problems in studying individual lives.
Different perspectives are provided on the ways in which biography contributes to scholarship in the humanities in general and academic historiography in particular. The contributing authors are academic experts in these fields and include Richard D. Brown, Carlo Ginzburg, Nigel Hamilton, Marlene Kadar, Giovanni Levi, Sabina Loriga, Matti Peltonen, and James Walter.

Barbour, John D., Jödicke, Ansgar and Schweitzer, Friedrich

[German Version] I.  History of Religion – II.  Biography and Religion – III.  Autobiography and Religion – IV.  Practical Theology and Education The term biography denotes the life history of an individual, both in regard to its external course and in regard to spiritual and mental development. In