Von den Wachtern zu Adam


Wissenschaftliche Untersuchungen zum Neuen Testament 2. No. 426

By: Monica Elisabeth Gotte
December 2016
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed by Coronet Books
ISBN: 9781906837822
356 Pages
$133.50 Paper original


The question of the origins of evil is answered in the Jewish-Christian tradition in various mythological concepts. The guardian myths and the Adam tradition known from the Hellenic literature are of outstanding importance. Monika Elisabeth Götte provides a historical and historical-historical study of guardianship and adreception in early Judaism and the emerging Christianity. It shows in the hermeneutically comparative evaluation a tendencial shift of the explanation of evil in the world, from the guardians to Adam 'and then further to the explanation by a premature Satansfall. The basic plurality of the explanations of evil in the biblical tradition leads to the hermeneutical question of the theological significance of this plurality.