Mowinckel lecture 2023: In the beginning there is body. Rethinking the Anthropology of the Hebrew Bible

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.

Dorothea Erbele-Küster. Photo
Dorothea Erbele-Küster is Extraordinary Professor (außerordentlichen Professorin) and senior scholar in Biblical Literature, Gender, and Diversity at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Germany. She has held teaching positions in several European countries, including Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands. She is co-chairing the section Meals in the Hebrew Bible and its Ancient Near Eastern context at SBL International and co-editor of a new series, Theologische Interventionen, published by Kohlhammer. 

Selected bibliography

  • Verführung zum Guten. Biblisch-Theologische Erkundungen zwischen Ethik und Ästhetik (Theologische Interventionen Bd.3) Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag 2019.
  • Body, Gender and Purity in Leviticus 12 and 15 (The Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies 539), New York/London: T@T Clark/Continuum 2017.
  • Körper und Geschlecht. Studien zur Anthropologie von Lev 12 und 15 (WMANT 121) Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchner Verlag 2008.
  • Lesen als Akt des Betens. Eine Rezeptionsästhetik der Psalmen (WMANT 87) Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchner Verlag 2001; reprint Wipf & Stock 2013.
  • Co-authored with Volker Küster and Michael Roth: Theologie infiziert. Religiöse Rede im Kontext der Pandemie (Theologische Interventionen Bd.7) Stuttgart: Kohlhammer Verlag 2021.
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