Ethische Normen des fruhen Christentums
Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament No. 313

Book Title

Edited by Friedrich W. Horn, et al.
December 2013
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9783161524998
478 Pages
$250.00 Hard Cover


Good and goods , life , body , virtue - in this volume the lectures of the first four symposia of Mainz are summarized morality meetings from the years 2009-2011 on these topics. An interdisciplinary approach by Biblical Studies , Jewish Studies , classical studies , philosophy, patristics , systematic theology and other disciplines opens a look at the ethical standards of early Christianity. The authors of the papers discuss the possibilities of norm and standard justification of an early Christian ethics in selected areas both in the context of ancient philosophy as well as in current responsibility.

Table of contents :

Hinführung - The Basics

Ruben Zimmermann: Pluralistic Ethics reasoning and standard analysis in the horizon of an "implicit ethics " of early Christian writings - Gerd Theissen : Bible Hermeneutics and ethics grounds . How can imperatives are grounded in religious experience ?

I. "good" / "good " as an ethical norm in Antiquity and Christianity
Ruben Zimmermann: The " Good " as an ethical norm in antiquity and Christianity . Good , Goods, weighing in philosophical and Christian ethics - Jan G. van der Watt: Reflections on doing what is good and true in the Gospel of John - Christoph Horn: The goods concept in ancient moral philosophy - Jörg Röder : Άγαθός Κτλ in the New Testament - a historical- semantic approach - Ruben Zimmermann: trade-off method as an early Christian ethics? In support of standards on the example of the first Letter to the Corinthians - Notger Slenczka : What is " good"? Plea for a descriptive Christian ethics after Friedrich Schleiermacher and Max Scheler

II "life" as an ethical norm in Antiquity and Christianity
Ruben Zimmermann: "life" as an ethical norm in antiquity and Christianity . Concept and function of life in the ethical discourse - Nikolaus Schneider: How much science can withstand the theology? - Maren Niehoff : Halacha , Nomos or virtue in Hellenistic Judaism - Manfred Lang: the art of living and coherence. Observations based on Epictetus and the Romans - David Eckart Schmidt : Cult and ethics : life "holy " communities. The concept of holiness in ethical reasoning contexts in the first Letter of Peter - Mira Stare : The concept of life as an ethical norm in the Gospel of John - Werner Zager : Between Schopenhauer and Nietzsche. Albert Schweitzer's ethics of life

III . "Body" as an ethical norm in Antiquity and Christianity
Ulrich VolP : "body" as an ethical norm in antiquity and Christianity . The basic concept of "body" / σῶμα and reasoning contexts of ancient Christian ethics - Jochen Althoff : The role of the body and its needs in Aristotelian ethics - Lorenzo Scornaienchi : The distinction between σάρξ and σῶμα and their implications for the ethics of Paul - David Horrell : σῶμα as a basis for Ethics in Paul - Sebastian Moll: Marcion defiant Ethics - Frederick D. Aquino : Maximus on the Beginning and end of Rational Creatures

IV "virtue" as an ethical norm in Antiquity and Christianity
Frederick W. Horn: "virtue" as an ethical norm in antiquity and Christianity . Virtue and virtue term in Greco- Hellenistic philosophy , biblical , Jewish and early Christian theology - William Blum : Fate will and free will in the 8th Century BC. The commitment to a virtuous life in Hesiod - Maximilian Forschner : Mens perfecta . Remarks about the Stoic concept of virtue - Friedrich W. Horn: theory of virtue in the New Testament ? A display problem - Christian Hengstermann : Life of a - The concept of virtue Origen - Ulrich VolP : The concept of virtue Origen - a response to Christian Hengstermann