No. 283

Byzantine churches
built in Constantinople by the Theodosian dynasty (379‒457)

No. 283 (2021)

By Maria Vaiou

Arcadius (395‒408)[1]

St. Prodromus in Arcadianais

Attributed to the emperor Arcadius by the patriographers but they can hardly be trusted as they may have been led by the etymology of the word Arcadianae. Mentioned also in the Synaxarion of Constantinople [Syn C.].

Patria, iii, 25; Georgii Codini: excerpta de antiquitatibus Constantinopolitanis (Paris, 1655), 37‒64, 40 [=Cod.]; R. Janin, Les églises et les monastères, 2nd „No. 283“ weiterlesen

No. 281

Il pazzo uomo e il veccio Dio. L’Apocalisse dell’esistenza moderna secondo Friedrich Nietzsche

No. 281 (2021)

Un Saggio di Edmund Weber

“Dov’è andato? Ha chiamato, ti dirò: Lo abbiamo ucciso, – tu e me! Siamo tutti i suoi assassini! Dio è morto. Dio rimane morto. E lo abbiamo ucciso.”

Queste famosissime frasi scrisse Friedrich Nietzsche nel suo famosissimo libro “La Gaya Scienza” nel capitolo “Il pazzo uomo” non sono rivolte solo ai pii. Il suo grido inorridito si rivolse – e questo di solito viene trascurato – molto di più agli atei o ad altri infedeli.Tuttavia, la sua protesta non servì a incoraggiarli nella loro incredulità scientifica o non scientifica.No! Quell’incredibile verità „No. 281“ weiterlesen

No. 280

ALMANYA’DA DİN ÖĞRETİMİNİN HUKUKİ TEMELLERİ VE İSLAM DİN DERSLERİ[1]
Legal Foundations of Religious Education in Germany and Islamic Religion. Lessons

No. 280 (2021)

Prof. Dr. Ahmet Koç*
Betül Küçük**

ÖZ

Alman Anayasası velilere, öğrencilere ve dinî cemaatlere eğitim alanında haklar ve yetkiler tanımaktadır. Buna göre veliler ve öğrenciler doğrudan hak sahibi iken dinî cemaatler bu hakkın devletle birlikte taşıyıcısı ve uygulayıcısıdır. Anayasa; devletin, din dersi verme sorumluluğunu dinî cemaatlerle paylaşması gerektiğini ve din derslerini, dinî cemaatlerle uyum, anlaşma ve iş birliği içerisinde vermek zorunda olduğunu hükme bağlamıştır. Bu bağlamda din „No. 280“ weiterlesen

No. 279

Byzantine churches or monasteries of Constantinople and its suburbs built/rebuilt by high officials, patriarchs and other personalities
(4th‒5th centuries)

No. 279 (2020)

By Maria Vaiou

St. Paul the Confessor

First mentioned as epi Paulon by the fifth century church historian Socrates. It was originally built by Paul’s, a former bishop of the city who was exiled after Constantius, successor and rival bishop Macedonius (342-60).[1] The tanslation of Paul’s relics to Constantinople took place by the emperor Theodosius I (379–95). Mentioned by the Notitia to have been in the VII Region. The Goths after the revolt of their chief Gainas (d. before 401) sought asylum there but the church was set on fire and were burnt alive. It was rebuilt shortly after. The church existed until the thirteenth century. The grave of the „No. 279“ weiterlesen

No. 278

G.W.F. Hegels und Rudolf Ottos
Kritik empiristischer Religionsdeskription

No. 278 (2020)

Von Edmund Weber

  1. Vorbemerkungen

Die Renaissance der Erforschung der Religionsphilosophie G.F.W. Hegels und Rudolf Ottos ist ein Indiz dafür, daß die Ansicht, Religion sei eine historische, zufällige und zweifelhafte Gestalt kulturellen Lebens, und man könne ihre Erforschung einmal auf das Sammeln von sogenannten religiösen Daten und zum andern ihre Existenz auf religionsfremde Ursachen und Zwecke zurückführen, nicht mehr selbstverständlich ist und zur Vermutung Anlaß gibt, „No. 278“ weiterlesen

No. 276

The Tenderness of Shiva
Existential experiences of the Tamil divine singer Manikkavasagar according to the collection of his holy songs Tiruvasagam[i]

No. 276 (2020)

By

Edmund Weber

In the Tiruvasagam[i], which are his songs in honour of Shiva, the Tamil singer Manikkavasagar (born about 800 A.D.) praises the miracle of his completely undeserved salvation from karmic illusion which he owes to his divine Father and Lord Shiva, the kind, friend and blessing-bringer.[ii] „No. 276“ weiterlesen

No. 275

John Calvin – a pioneer of the spirit of capitalism?
An Essay

No. 275 (2020)

by Edmund Weber

Abstract

The thesis John Calvin (1509-1564) was the religious initiator of modern capitalist mentality is inconsistent with his teaching; just the opposite is true. Calvin represented a very traditional i.e. non- or even ant-capitalist socio-economic position. There one does not find on his doctrine what could have fostered and prepared a so-called spirit of capitalism.

Keywords: John Calvin this-sided and other-sided predestination spirit of capitalism „No. 275“ weiterlesen

No. 274

Byzantium and the pre-Islamic Arabs: 
a selection of religious, hagiographical and ecclesiastical sources

No. 274 (2020)

by Maria Vaiou

I dedicate this work to my father, Apostolos Vaiou, who died last year.

Hagiographies, martyrologies (Byzantine, Latin, Coptic, Syriac)

Acts of martyrs=G. Hoffmann, Auszüge aus den syrischen Akten persischer Märtyrer übersetzt und durch Untersuchungen zur historischen Topographie erläutert (Leipzig, 1880). „No. 274“ weiterlesen