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Von Sarazenen und Juden, Heiden und Häretikern
Die christlich-abendländischen Vorstellungen von Andersgläubigen im Früh- und Hochmittelalter in vergleichender Perspektive
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Görge K. Hasselhoff, Knut Martin Stünkel (Eds.)
Transcending Words
The Language of Religious Contact Between Buddhists, Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Premodern Times
Contributors: Anna A. Akasoy, Günter Bader, Oswald Bayer, Saverio Campanini, Piero Capelli, Wulfert de Greef, Gerhard Endreß, Ann Giletti, Görge K. Hasselhoff, Beate Ulrike La Sala, Jörn Müller, Roberto Hofmeister Pich, Jörg Plassen, Ulli Roth, Knut Martin Stünkel
2015. 248 pp, 170 x 240 mm
Paperback: ISBN 978-3-89911-193-4, € 43,40
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This book aims to show that certain concepts of religious language – not least the notion of religion itself – obtain their meaning rather synchronically than diachronically, namely with regard to situations of real or imagined contact with other religious traditions. As such, the volume contributes to an interdisciplinary and inter-religious perspective in scholarly research on the emergence, formation and stabilization of religious tradition.
The essays expose the various ways of reflection on the possibilities and restraints of communication with another tradition in translation, polemics and dialogue as performed in medieval as well as early modern Buddhism, Islam, Judaism, and Christianity.
The volume gathers contributions of experts from East Asian, Jewish and Islamic Studies, Church History, Theology and Religious Studies to Philosophy. Examining the development of religious language under the guidance of the contact perspective, it acknowledges and emphasizes the close, almost symbiotic relation of religion and language.
The introduction of a linguistic meta-perspective on religion is exposed as being occasionally applied by religious traditions themselves, i.e. by developing certain patterns of language that can be used for comparative purposes.
Contents
Görge K. Hasselhoff, Knut Martin Stünkel
Introduction. The Emergence of Religious Language in Situations of Contact
Jörg Plassen
The Taoist Voice of the Buddhist Commentaries? Some Remarks on the Influence of the Chuang-tzu on the Use of Language in Buddhist Commentarial Literature
Gerhard Endreß
"This is Clear Arabic Speech". God's Speech and Prophetic Language in Early Islamic Hermeneutics, Theology and Philosophy
Anna A. Akasoy
Are We Speaking the Same Language? Translating Truths across Intellectual Traditions in al-Andalus
Jörn Müller
Lessons in Communication. A New Approach to Peter Abelard's Collationes
Beate Ulrike La Sala
Al-Ghazali and Jehuda Halevi. Divine Attributes, Metaphors and Possible Ways to Speak about God
Piero Capelli
Conversion to Christianity and Anti-Talmudic Criticism from Petrus Alfonsi to Nicolas Donin and Pablo Christiani
Görge K. Hasselhoff
Rashi for Latin Readers – The Translations of Paris, 1240. With an Edition of the Excerpts from Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy
Ann Giletti
Gentiles and Jews. Common Ground and Authorities in the Mission of Ramon Martí's Pugio fidei
Knut Martin Stünkel
Towards the Miracle of Language. Ramon Llull and the Creation of a Christian Religious Language
Roberto Hofmeister Pich
A Conflict of Reason. Scotus' Appraisal of Christianity and Judgment of Others Religions
Ulli Roth
John of Segovia and Religious Language/Interreligious Communication
Günter Bader
Johannes 1,1 in den Sermones des Nikolaus von Kues
Knut Martin Stünkel
Towards a Theory of Meta-communicative Elements in Medieval Religious Dialogues. Abelard's Collationes and the Topology of "Religion"
Saverio Campanini
Das Hebräische in Reuchlins Werk
Oswald Bayer
Reliable Word. Luther's Understanding of God, Humanity, and the World
Wulfert de Greef
Calvin: We Learn True Wisdom in the School of God