According to biblical texts, our relationship to the world, to others, to God and to ourselves is anchored in our human corporality and vulnerability. The lecture explores the fundamental role of the body for conceptualizing the anthropology of the Hebrew Bible. Insights from cultural anthropology and also phenomenological philosophy will be considered.
The wordplay Po/et(h)ics captures the interrelatedness of ethics and aesthetics. Dorothea Erbele-Küster shall explain this concept along the lines of Psalm 34 by emphasizing the role sensory perceptions and emotions play in the text and in the reception process.