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16. Forum Religionen in der Gesellschaft

Öffentlicher Vortrag und Diskussion in Zusammenarbeit mit dem studium universale

Holy Books: From Ancient Egypt, through Judaism and Early Christianity, onto Martin Luther and Modern Islam

Jan Bremmer

Prof. Dr. Jan Bremmer
Universität Groningen

Dienstag, 27. April 2010
19:30 - 21:00 Uhr, Hörsaal VII
Hauptgebäude der Universität Bonn
Am Hof 1, 53113 Bonn


In his lecture, Prof. Dr. Bremmer traced the genealogy of the term 'holy book' and showed that the term was absent from ancient Greece but originated in ancient Egypt, where it was taken over by the Jews. The early Christians long wavered between 'holy'and 'divine book' when referring to the Bible, but Luther definitively established the modern practice of speaking of the 'Holy Bible'. While tracing the genealogy of the term 'holy book', he also related developments in terminology to technological developments in the production of the Bible itself.


Moderation: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Kinzig
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