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Latro und Eremit by Karl-Heinz Steinmetz

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Book Description

In contemplating depictions of the crucifixion, observers have generally overlooked an important provocative element: Jesus is put to death as a latro, an outlaw, between two other latrones. For this reason, references to latrones in the Bible, in Eremite and monastic texts, as well as in later Christian writings are more than a mere literary device. They offer a previously unexplored and underappreciated window into a theology of freedom.


  • ISBN: 9783110392968 |
  • Hardcover: 346 pages |
  • Publisher: De Gruyter |
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  • Language: German |
  • Format: Ebook