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【For Students and Academics】CISMOR seminar series (no. 2/ 2021)

Updated May 18, 2021
We will hold the CISMOR Seminar series (no.2/2021)

"Early Jewish and early Christian Apocalypticism"

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Samuel Vollenweider
Professor of the Study of New Testament and early Christian Literature
Faculty of Theology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

“Apocalypticism” is a broad movement in early Judaism, originating in the 3rd cent. BC, which accompanied not only ancient Judaism but also deeply affected early Christianity. Apocalyptic texts offer a religious outlook claiming to derive from dreams, visions, or otherworldly journeys, modes of revelation that convey insight into mysteries of the heavenly world and/or the course and climax of history. In terms of cultural theory, apocalypticism often represents religious and theological positions within a subculture that opposes the dominant global culture. This lecture will present exemplarily some apocalyptic texts against their cultural background. The focus will be on the revelations of Enoch (a biblical patriarch before the Flood), and the Revelation of John, the book with the “seven seals”, which is found in the New Testament.
We will hold the CISMOR Seminar series (no.2/2021)

"Early Jewish and early Christian Apocalypticism"

Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Samuel Vollenweider
Professor of the Study of New Testament and early Christian Literature
Faculty of Theology, University of Zurich, Switzerland

“Apocalypticism” is a broad movement in early Judaism, originating in the 3rd cent. BC, which accompanied not only ancient Judaism but also deeply affected early Christianity. Apocalyptic texts offer a religious outlook claiming to derive from dreams, visions, or otherworldly journeys, modes of revelation that convey insight into mysteries of the heavenly world and/or the course and climax of history. In terms of cultural theory, apocalypticism often represents religious and theological positions within a subculture that opposes the dominant global culture. This lecture will present exemplarily some apocalyptic texts against their cultural background. The focus will be on the revelations of Enoch (a biblical patriarch before the Flood), and the Revelation of John, the book with the “seven seals”, which is found in the New Testament.
Date
Jul. 3, 2021 (Sat.)
15:00 - 16:30
(Zurich, Switzerland : Saturday 3rd July 2021, 8:00-9:30)
Venue
Online
Please install “Zoom” app. on your PC or smartphone and check whether it works
correctly in advance.
Speaker
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Samuel Vollenweider
Professor of the Study of New Testament and early Christian Literature
Faculty of Theology, University of Zurich, Switzerland
Admission
  • Free
Audience
  • Current Students
  • Alumni
This seminar is open for students and academics.
Application
  • Necessary
If you would like to participate in this seminar, please register from application form on the bottom of this page. Registration closes on June 27th, 2021
Note
If you have any questions or have any trouble in registration, please feel free to contact us :
CISMOR Office, Doshisha University
E-mail: rc-issin@mail.doshisha.ac.jp