Von Rom nach Bagdad


By Peter Gemeinhardt & Sebastian Gunther
September 2013
Mohr Siebeck
Distributed By Coronet Books Inc.
ISBN: 9783161516795                        
417 pages
$59.50 Paper original

The authors of the articles in this volume examine the interaction of education and religion in the cultures of the Mediterranean and the Middle East across more than a millennium. It spans from the caves at Qumran by the Dead Sea on the cultural centers of Greco-Roman antiquity, the early Judaism and Christianity to the literary and theoretical discourses training in classical Islam. Includes institutions and the media with a view to religious imaginations and ideals of education are examined in particular. The contributions are each of a educational and religious historical place or principle, but always argue in a wider horizon:

How are educational ideals of religious differences across handed down, and how education serves as the foundation for the constitution of religious identities? Without leveling differences, the authors of this volume show that just based on the question of formation of continuities and discontinuities between the Jewish, Christian and Islamic, and the Greco-Roman religion can be precisely discussed. The contributions that have emerged from a series of lectures of the research center EDRIS (Education and Religion From Early Imperial Roman Times to the Classical Period of Islam) at the Georg-August-University Göttingen, to document the innovative possibilities of interdisciplinary research on a topic that not only is of historical interest, but also of high relevance.


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