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Bibil Identifier bibil:237921
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Penitential Theology in East Late Antiquity: Talmudic, Zoroastrian, and East Christian Reflections
Author Kiel, Yishai
Journal Journal for the Study of Judaism (Volume: 45, Issue: 4-5)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 551-583 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The study attempts to situate the Talmudic theological discussion of repentance—particularly in its Babylonian representations—within the context of Zoroastrian and East Christian traditions. In this regard, the study seeks to provide a cultural framework, in light of which the Talmudic theology of repentance can be seen in the broader context of the penitential discourses that pervaded the cultures of East Late Antiquity. The study focuses on two issues in particular, which underscore the congruent theological engagement of the rabbis and their East Christian and Zoroastrian interlocutors in penitential theology: 1) the relative status of the penitent as opposed to the perfectly righteous. 2) The relative roles of psychological repentance and objective measures of penance and expiation in the process.
DOI 10.1163/15700631-12340062
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Near East : Persia : Religion : Zoroastrianism
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Talmud (Babli and Yerushalmi)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Sin
Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Salvation
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