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Church Fathers in the Margins: Patristic Traditions in Biblical Manuscripts

Workshop organized by Dr. Saskia Dirkse, Dr. Marie-Ève Geiger, Dr. Agnès Lorrain, Dr. Emmanuel Van Elverdinghe, PD Dr. Patrick Andrist and Prof. Dr. Martin Wallraff (LMU).

24.06.2019 – 25.06.2019

Many of the paratexts accompanying the text in Greek biblical manuscripts bear the heritage of patristic traditions. The workshop will deal with the following question: how do biblical manuscripts receive patristic traditions, transform them, and contribute to their transmission? The focus will be on the phenomenon of excerption. How is the meaning of the extracts modified by their selection, by their possible transformation, and by the proximity of other extracts? Do these phenomena, along with the choice of authors and works, allow us to define centers of interest or theological projects, even controversial ones?

Participants among others: Reinhart Ceulemans (Löwen), Sien De Groot (Gent), Ilse De Vos (Gent), Christophe Guignard (Straßburg), Tiphaine Lorieux (EPHE, Paris), Panagiotis Manafis (Birmingham), Véronique Somers (Louvain-la-Neuve).

Evening Lecture on 24 June at 6 p.m.:

Prof. Dr. Martin Karrer – "Kirchenväter und mehr: Die Paratexte in Handschriften der Johannes-Apokalypse"

Martin Karrer is Professor for the New Testament and its Environment at the Kirchliche Hochschule Wuppertal/Bethel.

The conference is part of the ERC-project "Paratexts of the Bible. Analysis and Edition of the Greek Textual Transmission" (PD Dr. Patrick Andrist und Prof. Dr. Martin Wallraff (LMU)).

Location and Registration

CAS, Seestraße 13, 80802 München

Registration is required. If you are interested in participating, please contact us: