Leibniz-Award-Projects: Salvation and Healing in Late Antiquity (Texts and Monuments) andOrigen, Commentaries on Genesis; Procopius of Gaza, Commentary on Genesis taken from the so called Catena in Octateuchum (editions and translations).

Salvation and Healing in Late Antiquity
One of the cultural alterations - and one that was easily perceptible in everyday life - caused by the spread of Christianity during late antiquity is the paradigm shift within medicine. The ancient healing gods increasingly lost acceptance, until pagan cults were prohibited and their temples eventually closed at the end of the fourth century by emperor Theodosius I. But numerous sanctuaries of the healing gods persisted, albeit with other premises. Now churches were established on the locations of the old temples. Identical salutary powers that previously were imputed to the ancient deities now were attributed particularly to the relics of the saints deposited within the new buildings. The research project investigates the modalities and temporal structures in which the aforementioned paradigm shift took place at the specific sanctuaries. The analysis is based mainly on archaeological and literary sources.
(Edited by Dr. Tomas Lehmann)

Origen, Commentaries on Genesis; Procopius of Gaza, Commentary on Genesis taken from the so-called Catena in Octateuchum (editions and translations).
Studying the time of ancient Christianity, scholars are yet missing modern editions of important theologians, i. e. editions following the rules of textual criticism. Namely Origen of Alexandria (ca. 185 - ca. 253) was of
huge influence to the theology of his time and later on; but since he was
condemned aOne of the cultural alterations - that was easily perceptible in everyday life - caused by the spread of Christianity during late antiquity is the paradigm shift within medicine. The ancient healing gods increasingly lost acceptance, until pagan cults were prohibited and their temples eventually closed at the end of the fourth century by emperor Theodosius I. But numerous sanctuaries of the healing gods persisted, albeit with other premises. Now churches were established on the locations of the old temples. Identical salutary powers that previously were imputed to the ancient deities now were attributed particularly to the relics of the saints deposited there. The research project investigates the modalities and temporal structures in which the aforementioned paradigm shift took place at the specific sanctuaries. The analysis is based mainly on archaeological and literary sources.fter his death for certain of his doctrines, many of his works were not copied any more and got lost for the text tradition. Although, some of his works we can reconstruct from quotations of other authors and from ancient commentaries of the bible text (catenas). This way commentaries
handed down in a fragmentary form and collections of sermons referring to
several biblical books for the collected works of Origen shall also be
published in the series of editions "Die Griechischen Christlichen
Schriftsteller der ersten Jahrhunderte" of the Berlin-Brandenburgische
Akademie der Wissenschaften. To perform this task, it is first of all
necessary to edit the genesis commentary of Procopius of Gaza (6th century)
from the so-called Catena in Octateuchum; Max Rauer could only begin with
studies for this edition.
(Edited by PD Dr. Karin Metzler)


Principal Investigators
Markschies, Christoph Prof. Dr. Dres. h. c. (Details) (Ecclesiastical History Specializing in Early History / Patristics)

Duration of Project
Start date: 04/2004
End date: 02/2006

Research Areas
Asklepius, Commentary, Denkmal, Edition, Genesis, Genesiskommentar, Heil, Heilung, Origen, Origenes, Procopius, Prokop, Spätantike

Publications
Tomas Lehmann, "Circus Basilicas", "coemeteria subteglata" and church buildings in the suburbium of Rome, in: Acta ad archaeologiam et artium historiam pertinentia, vol. XVII (N.S. 3), 2004, S. 57-77.
Tomas Lehmann, Paulinus Nolanus und die Basilica Nova in Cimitile/Nola. Studien zu einem zentralen Denkmal der spätantiken Architektur, Wiesbaden 2004.
Tomas Lehmann, "(Unum) ex tribus sacris universi orbis Coemeteriis" - Kurzführer zu den spätantiken Bauten des Pilgerheiligtums des hl. Felix in Cimitile/Nola, in: M. De Matteis/ A. Trinchese, Cimitile di Nola, Inizi dell arte cristiana e tradizioni locali - Anfänge der christlichen Kunst und lokale Überlieferungen, Oberhausen 2004, S. 67-146.
Tomas Lehmann, Giornata tematica dei Seminari di Archeologia Cristiana "Salute e guarigione nella tarda antichità" presso l'École Française de Rome, Roma 20.5.2004, in: Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum 8, 2004, S. 670.
Tomas Lehmann, Convegno Internazionale di Studi "Il complesso basilicale di Cimitile: Patrimonio culturale dell umanità?", Cimitile 23-24 ottobre 2004, in: Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum 8, 2004, S. 672.
Christoph Markschies, Heil und Heilung in der Spätantike, in: humboldt spektrum 12, 2005 (Heft 2), S. 46-49.
Tomas Lehmann, Die spätantiken Kirchenbauten von Amathous (Zypern) und die Wunderheilungen am Grab des Bischofs Tychon, in: J.G. Deckers/ M.-L. Mitsou/S. Rogge (Hgg.), Beiträge zur Kulturgeschichte Zyperns von der Spätantike bis zum Mittelalter, Münster/New York 2005, S. 23-40.
Tomas Lehmann, Art. Tychon, in: Religion in Geschichte und Gegenwart, hg. v. H.D. Betz, D.S. Browning, B. Janowski u. E. Jüngel, Bd. VIII, 4. Auflage Tübingen 2005, Sp. 676.
Christoph Markschies, Christians and Asclepius? Ancient Christianity and the Healing Cults, in: Harvard Theological Review (im Druck).
Tomas Lehmann, Felix medicus ed Ambrosius medicus: Vescovi, Santi ed i luoghi di salvezza e guarigione nel 4° e 5° secolo, in: H.Brandenburg/ St. Heid (Hgg.), Salvezza e guarigione nella tarda antichità - Luoghi di culto, monumenti, testimonianze, Città del Vaticano 2005 (im Druck).

Christoph Markschies, Origenes, in: Klassiker der Theologie, Bd. 1 [Neue Folge], hg. v. F.W. Graf, Beck'sche Reihe 1630, München 2005, S. 43-60.
Christoph Markschies, Die Origenes-Editionen der Berliner Akademie: Geschichte und Gegenwart, in: Adamantius 11, 2005, S. 39-49.
Karin Metzler, Genesiskommentierung bei Origenes und Prokop von Gaza, in: Adamantius 11, 2005, S. 114-123.
Karin Metzler, Weitere Testimonien und Fragmente zum Genesis-Kommentar des Origenes, in: Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum 9, 2005, S. 143-148.
Christoph Markschies, Der Heilige Geist im Johanneskommentar. Einige vorläufige Bemerkungen, in: Il Commento a Giovanni di Origene: Il testo e i suoi contesti. Atti dell VIII Convegno di Studi di Gruppo Italiano di Ricerca su Origene e la Tradizione Alessandrina, a cura di E. Prinzivalli, Biblioteca di Adamantius 3, Villa Verucchio 2005, S. 277-299.
Karin Metzler, Konstanz von Weltbildern am Beispiel der Astrologie, in: Tagungsband der Tagung "Die Welt als Bild" (erscheint als Nummer der Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum).


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