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“Divine Dependency” in Ancient Judaism and Emerging Christianity: Reflections and Case Studies
This paper provides insights into the author’s current project, which looks at “divine dependency” in texts of ancient Judaism (from the Second Temple period) and emerging Christianity. The first part identifies aims ...
Dependency, Subjugation and Survival: A Working Paper on the Jaina Culture in Medieval Karnataka, South India
This paper investigates the changing position of the Jaina religious community in the south Indian State of Karnataka in premodern times. From the early fifth century onwards, the influence of the Jainas in the region ...
Die Entwicklung von Ämtern und Abhängigkeitsstrukturen im Frühchristentum
This Working Paper provides a window on Christian Hornung’s current research as part of the Cluster of Excellence “Dependency and Slavery Studies.” His research focuses on the history of early Christian offices and ...
The Power of Biblical Authors: A Risk Analysis of ‘Living’ Sacred Texts
New Testament authors claim immense (interpretive) power and generate strong asymmetrical dependencies between themselves and the communities they address. They are convinced that they have the resource of ‘salvation’, ...