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"Bringing together thirteen talks given at the international conference "Memory and Memories in Early Christianity", held at the Universities of Lausanne and Geneva in June 2016, this interdisciplinary volume explores a fresh problem in the study of the origins of Christianity and of the New Testament, namely the "work of memory" undertaken in the discourses and practices of the believers in Jesus. The studies collected here not only apply a heuristic analytical tool - "social memory theory" - to the literature and history of Christian beginnings, but also endeavour to show the socio-religious resonance of this "work of memory" in the language and ideology of the early believers. The historical Jesus, the Pauline writings, the Gospel of John, the Acts of the Apostles, Marcion, ancient Christian epistolography, Hegesippus, Irenaeus, etc. are explored by some of the world's top specialists in "Social memory studies" as applied to Christian origins."-- Book cover.

Title Memory and memories in Early Christianity : proceedings of the international conference held at the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne (June 2-3, 2016) / edited by Simon Butticaz and Enrico Norelli.
Co-Author Butticaz, Simon (editor)
Publisher Tübingen : Mohr Siebeck
Creation Date 2018
Content Introduction Simon Butticaz and Enrico Norelli -- I. Memory studies and nascent Christianity: challenges, approaches and problems -- "Frozen Moments" - early Christianity through the lens of social memory theory / Sandra Huebenthal -- Remembering and writing: their substantial differences / Andriana Destro and Mauro Pesce -- Memory and memories in early Christianity: the remembered Jesus as a test case / Jens Schröter -- II. Memory, authority and modalities (personal, ritual, textual, etc.) -- The transformation of "Collective Memory" in early Christianity as reflected in the Letters of Paul / Simon Butticaz -- Letters and the construction of early Christian memory / Judith M. Lieu -- Erinnerungen bei Irenaeus an Figuren des apostolischen und nachapostolischen Zeitalters / Christoph Markschies -- III. Memory, identity and the construction of Origins -- De Jésus à Paul: l'invention du christianisme dans les Actes des apôtres / Daniel Marquerat -- Reinventing Christian Origins: competing conceptions in the Christianity of the second century / Claudio Zamagni -- La construction polémique des origines chrétiennes par Marcion / Enrico Norelli -- La construction de la mémoire des par Hégésippe chez Eusèbe à travers dexu modèles en dialogue : Jérusalem et la famille de Jésus, Corinthe et Rome et ses apôtres et disciples / Cecilia Antonelli -- IV. Early Christianity, memory and theology -- The Gospel of John as a narrative memory of Jesus / Jörg Frey -- Erinnerung und identität -- Erwägungen zur pragmatik und theologie des Kolosser- und Epheserbriefes / Andreas Dettwiler -- La mémoire créatrice des premiers chrétiens / Jean Zumstein.
Notes International conference proceedings.
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
7 English, 4 French, 2 German contributions.
Series Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament, 0512-1604
Format x, 356 pages : illustrations
24 cm.
Language English
Copyright Date ©2018
Identifier ISBN9783161557293
System Number 990047646620205171

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