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Title The fall of the angels / edited by Christoph Auffarth and Loren Stuckenbruck
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2004
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 302 pages) : illustrations
Series Themes in biblical narrative, 1388-3909 ; v. 6
Themes in biblical narrative ; v. 6. 1388-3909
Contents The Nephilim were on the Earth : Genesis 6:1-4 and its Ancient Near Eastern context / Ronald Hendel -- Remember the Titans! / Jan N. Bremmer -- Downfall of Helel, the son of Dawn : aspects of royal ideology in Isa 14:12-13 / Matthan Albani -- The origins of evil in Jewish apocalyptic tradition : the interpretation of Genesis 8:1-4 in the second and third centuries B.C.E. / Loren T. Stuckenbruck -- The downthrow of the dragon in Revelation 12 and the down-fall of God's enemy / Hermann Lichtenberger -- The demonic demi-urge in gnostic mythology / Gerard P. Luttikhuizen -- Die Engelsturzmotive des Umm al-Kitab : Untersuchungen zur Trägerschaft eines synkretistischen Werkes der häretischen Schia / Barbel Beinhauer-Kohler -- Black Sabbath Masses : fictitious rituals and real inquisitions / Berend Ulrich Hergemoller -- Angels on earth and forgers in heaven : a debate in the high Middle Ages concerning their fall and ascension / Christoph Auffarth -- Zur narrativen Plausibilität des Bösen / Burckhard Gladgiow -- Das Böse : systematische Überlegungen im Horizont des christlichen Wirklichkeitsverständnisses / Eilert Herms -- The invisible made visible : glimpses of an iconography of the fall of angels / Christoph Auffarth
Summary The fall of the angels is one of the biblical narratives which, above all in the history of the bible reception, have developed an extraordinary effect: In the biblical canon they appear just as hints (Gen. 6; Isaiah 14; Apocalypse 12). Little concern for the text as well as a tradition and reception not covered by the canon makes the narrative grow and change considerably, as well as freely negotiate in the popular media of iconography, liturgy and theatre. As a completed narrative the fall of the angels appears only in the literature of the apocalyptic movement. The so-called Henoch tradition provides revelations about the cosmos and the secrets of Heaven and Earth. Through this mystery our present world is coded as a battle between good and evil
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English and German; the German-language articles have English summaries
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Subject Demonology -- History of doctrines.
Good and evil -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History of doctrines.
Good and evil -- Religious aspects -- History of doctrines.
Form Electronic book
Author Auffarth, Christoph.
Stuckenbruck, Loren T.
ISBN 1429409932 (electronic bk.)
9004126686 (alk. paper)
9781429409933 (electronic bk.)
9789004126688 (alk. paper)
(alk. paper)