New Perspectives and Contexts in the Study of Islamic Origins – 8th Nangeroni Meeting (Florence; June 11-16, 2017)

New Perspectives and Contexts in the Study of Islamic Origins Monday 12 June 2017 08:00-15:00 Arrivals and Lunch 17:00 Welcome 14:45-19:30 Session 1: Bible and Qur’ān Gabriel Reynolds, “Biblical Turns of Phrases in the Qur’ān” Respondent – Isaac Oliver 20:00 Dinner Tuesday 13 June 2017 09:00 – 10:15. Short Papers: Piety and Society in Early Islam Mette Bjerregaard Mortensen, “The Concept ...

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Heavenly Journeys in Judaism and Christianity, Ancient and Mediaeval – 1st Enoch Colloquium (Berlin, Germany; Aug 2-4, 2017)

<postponed> The First Enoch Symposium will be held in Berlin in early August, immediately before 2017 ISBL, which also will be held in Berlin.  Our Symposium will examine the subject of heavenly ascents in early and late antique Judaism and Christianity. Our focus will be on the myriad expressions of the trope, in light of the full evidence (the later books of the Hebrew Bible, ...

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Heikki Räisänen (1941-2015)

Heikki Räisänen (1941-2015) was a Finnish scholar. Born in Helsinki, Räisänen received his doctorate in 1969 at the University of Helsinki. He was professor of New Testament studies at the University of Helsinki from 1974 until his retirement (2006). He was internally known for his studies on Paul and the New Testament. Räisänen published his memoirs in Finnish in 2014 ...

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