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Kooten, Geurt Hendrik van 1969-

Overview
Works: 32 works in 157 publications in 3 languages and 8,059 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Comparative studies  History  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: BS1235.52, 227.06
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Most widely held works by Geurt Hendrik van Kooten
The creation of heaven and earth : re-interpretation of Genesis I in the context of Judaism, ancient philosophy, Christianity, and modern physics by Geurt Hendrik van Kooten( )

24 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume discusses the narrative of the macro-creation of heaven, earth and light in the first chapter of Genesis and focuses extensively on its later interpretations in different cultural and religious contexts."--Jacket
The wisdom of Egypt : Jewish, early Christian, and gnostic essays in honour of Gerard P. Luttikhuizen by A Hilhorst( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays gives a vivid impression of Egypt as background and stage of Jewish, Christian, and Gnostic thought and life in antiquity. It demonstrates Egypt's important role in the history, literature and culture of these religions
The revelation of the name YHWH to Moses : perspectives from Judaism, the pagan Graeco-Roman world, and early Christianity by Geurt Hendrik van Kooten( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The revelation of YHWH's name to Moses is a momentous event according to the Old Testament. The name 'Yahweh' is of central importance in Judaism, and 'Yahwism' became tantamount to Jewish monotheism. As such, this designation of God also attracted the attention of pagan writers in the Graeco-Roman period. And early Christians had to deal with this divine name as well. These three perspectives on YHWH constitute the framework for this volume. It appears that the Name of God and its revelation to Moses constitute a major theme which runs from the book of "Exodus" through the Old Testament, early Judaism, and early Christianity. It also attracted pagan philosophical interest, both positive and negative. The Name of God was not only perceived from an insider's perspective, but also provoked a reaction from outsiders. The combined perspectives show the fundamental importance of the divine Name for the formation of Jewish and Christian identities
Abraham, the nations, and the Hagarites : Jewish, Christian, and Islamic perspectives on kinship with Abraham by Martin Goodman( )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old Testament narrative. Abraham and the nations / Ed Noort -- Created in the image of the son : Ishmael and Hagar / Ed Noort -- Early Judaism and its Greco-Roman environment. Spartans and Jews : Abrahamic cousins? / Jan N. Bremmer -- Did the Gentiles know who Abraham was? / Pieter W. van der Horst -- Abraham and the nations in the Dead Sea scrolls : exclusivism and inclusivisim in the texts from Qumran and the absence of a reception history of Gen 12:3 / Mladen Popović -- Abraham and the nations in the Book of Jubilees / Jacques T.A.G.M. van Ruiten -- Hagar in the Book of Jubilees / Jacques T.A.G.M. van Ruiten -- Abraham and the nations in the works of Philo of Alexandria / Phoebe Makiello -- Hagar and the enkyklios paideia in Philo of Alexandria / Abraham P. Bos -- Josephus on Abraham and the nations / Martin Goodman -- Hagar, Ishmael, and Abraham's household in Josephus' Antiquitates judaicae / Birgit van der Lans -- Rabbinic Judaism. Converting the missionary image of Abraham : rabbinic traditions migrating from the land of Israel to Babylon / Moshe Lavee -- Abrahm, exile, and midrashic tradition / Joanna Weinberg -- Ishmael sacrificed grasshoppers / Ronit Nikolsky -- Hagar in Targum Pseudo-Jonathan / Florentino García Martínez -- Many nations and one God : Abraham in Hebrew hymns / Wout van Bekkum
The prestige of the pagan prophet Balaam in Judaism, early Christianity and Islam by Themes in Biblical Narrative Conference( )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume deals with the pagan prophet Balaam who figures in the book of Numbers. By the very nature of his stature as a non-Israelite, pagan prophet, the figure of Balaam raises important questions with regard to the nature of prophecy and the relation between the Israelite God and the pagan nations. The conflicting stories and potent oracles of Balaam in Numbers 22-24 and other parts of the Jewish Scriptures prompted extensive reflection on this ambiguous figure. Thus the leading perspective developed in this volume is the often simultaneous praise and criticism of Balaam as a prestigious
Paul's anthropology in context : the image of God, assimilation to God, and tripartite man in ancient Judaism, ancient philosophy and early Christianity by Geurt Hendrik van Kooten( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2012 in English and German and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"George H. van Kooten offers a radical contextualization of Paul's view of man within the Graeco-Roman discourse of his day. Paul's Jewish terminology is compatible with reflections of Graeco-Roman philosophers on man, and is supplemented with Platonic concepts such as 'the inner man.' Paul's anthropology, which calls for inner transformation and is universally applicable, criticizes the superficial values of the sophistic movement, and offers a strategy to overcome ethnic tensions."--Jacket
Cosmic Christology in Paul and the Pauline school : Colossians and Ephesians in the context of Graeco-Roman cosmology, with a new synopsis of the Greek texts by George Hendrik van Kooten( Book )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Religio-philosophical discourses in the Mediterranean world : from Plato, through Jesus, to late antiquity by Anders Klostergaard Petersen( )

12 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This first volume of the new Brill series 'Ancient Philosophy & Religion' is a collection of articles by scholars of Classics, Ancient Philosophy, and Ancient Judaism and Early Christianity. The articles are based on papers presented at two colloquia on the interface between Ancient Philosophy and Religion at the universities of Aarhus and Cambridge. They focus extensively on Platonic philosophy and piety and sketch an emerging religio-philosophical discourse in ancient Judaism (both in the Sibylline Oracles and 4 Maccabees). Furthermore, this volume studies Seneca?s religio-philosophical understanding of "consolation", compares early depictions of Jesus with those of ancient philosophers, and, finally, reconsiders responses of pagan philosophers to Christianity from the second century to Late Antiquity
Dust of the ground and breath of life (Gen 2:7) : the problem of a dualistic anthropology in early Judaism and Christianity by Themes in Biblical Narrative( Book )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Issues such as the immortality of the soul, the debate about matter versus life, and whether one was capable of knowing the outside world were all being extensively discussed in many religions and cultures in both East and West. The present volume addresses the concept of an immortal soul in a mortal body, and focuses on early Judaism and Christianity, where this issue is often related to the initial chapters of the book of Genesis. The papers are devoted to the interpretation of Gen 2:7 in relation to the broader issue of dualistic anthropology. They show that the dualism was questioned in different ways within the context of early Judaism and Christianity."--Back cover
The Pauline debate on the cosmos : Graeco-Roman cosmology and Jewish eschatology in Paul and in the Pseudo-Pauline letters to the Colossians and the Ephesians by Geurt Henrik van Kooten( Book )

11 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Star of Bethlehem and the Magi : interdisciplinary perspectives from experts on the ancient Near East, the Greco-Roman world, and modern astronomy by Pieter Dirk Barthel( Book )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is the fruit of the first interdisciplinary international scientific conference on Matthew's story of the Star of Bethlehem and the Magi, held in 2014 at the University of Groningen, and attended by world-leading specialists in all relevant fields: modern astronomy, the ancient near-eastern and Greco-Roman worlds, the history of science, and religion. The scholarly discussions and the exchange of the interdisciplinary views proved to be immensely fruitful and resulted in the present book. Its twenty chapters describe the various aspects of The Star: the history of its interpretation, ancient near-eastern astronomy and astrology and the Magi, astrology in the Greco-Roman and the Jewish worlds, and the early Christian world - at a generally accessible level. An epilogue summarizes the fact-fiction balance of the most famous star which has ever shone
Paulus en de kosmos : het vroege christendom te midden van de andere Grieks-Romeinse filosofieen by Geurt Hendrik van Kooten( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saint Paul and philosophy : the consonance of ancient and modern thought by Gert Jan van der Heiden( )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The much-acclaimed present-day philosophical turn to the letters of Saint Paul points to a profound consonance between ancient and modern thought. Such is the bold claim of this study in which scholars from contemporary continental philosophy, new testamentary studies and ancient philosophy discuss with each other the meaning Paul's terms pistis, faith. In this volume, this theme discusses in detail the threefold relation between Paul and (1) continental thought, (2) the Graeco-Roman world, and (3) political theology. It is shown that pistis does not only concern a mode of knowing, but rather concerns the human ethos or mode of existence as a whole. Moreover, it is shown that the present-day political theological interest in Paul can be seen as an attempt to recuperate Paul’s pistis in this comprehensive sense. Finally, an important discussion concerning the specific ontological implications and background of this reinterpretation of pistis is examined by comparing the ancient ontological commitments to those of the present-day philosophers. Thus, the volume offers an insight in a crucial consonance of ancient and modern thought concerning the question of pistis in Paul while not forgetting to stipulate important differences
Cosmic christology in Paul and the Pauline school : Colossians and Ephesians in the context of Graeco-Roman cosmology, with a new synopsis of the Greek texts by George H. van Kooten( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het oecumenisch leesrooster (1977-2010): geschiedenis, filosofie en impact by George H. van Kooten( Book )

2 editions published in 2007 in Dutch and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het evangelie: 'dwaasheid voor de Grieken'? : Christus en Herakles in de antieke opiniepeilingen by George H. van Kooten( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Dutch and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cosmic christology in Paul and the Pauline school : colossians and ephesians in the context of Graeco-Roman cosmology, with a new synopsis of the Greek texts by Geurt hendrik van Kooten( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Intolerance, polemics, and debate in antiquity : politico-cultural, philosophical, and religious forms of critical conversation( Book )

2 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In Intolerance, Polemics, and Debate in Antiquity scholars reflect on politico-cultural, philosophical, and religious forms of critical conversation in the ancient Near Eastern, Biblical, Graeco-Roman, and early-Islamic world. They enquire into the boundaries between debate, polemics, and intolerance, and address their manifestations in both philosophy and religion. This cross-cultural and inclusive approach shows that debate and polemics are not so different as often assumed, since polemics may also indicate that ultimate values are at stake. Polemics can also have a positive effect, stimulating further cultural development. Intolerance is more straightforwardly negative. Religious intolerance is often a justification for politics, but also elite rationalism can become totalitarian. The volume also highlights the importance of the fluency of minorities in the dominant discourses and of their ability to develop contrapuntal lines of thought within a common cultural discourse. Contributors are: Robbert van den Berg, Stefan Beyerle, George Boys-Stones, Reuven Firestone, Pieter B. Hartog, Paul Heck, Paulin Ismard, George van Kooten, Marjo C. Korpel, Dominik Markl, Steve Mason, Peter Franz Mittag, James C. Oleson, James Carleton Paget, Lautaro Roig Lanzillotta, Jacques van Ruiten, Diego R. Sarrió Cucarella, Clare Wilde"--
Prestige of the Pagan Prophet Balaam in Judaism, Early Christianity and Islam (Themes in biblical narrative, v. 11) by J. T. A. G. M Ruiten( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The creation of heaven and earth : re-interpretation of Genesis I in the context of Judaism, ancient philosophy, Christianity, and modern physics
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The wisdom of Egypt : Jewish, early Christian, and gnostic essays in honour of Gerard P. LuttikhuizenThe revelation of the name YHWH to Moses : perspectives from Judaism, the pagan Graeco-Roman world, and early ChristianityAbraham, the nations, and the Hagarites : Jewish, Christian, and Islamic perspectives on kinship with AbrahamThe prestige of the pagan prophet Balaam in Judaism, early Christianity and IslamPaul's anthropology in context : the image of God, assimilation to God, and tripartite man in ancient Judaism, ancient philosophy and early Christianity
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English (134)

Dutch (6)

German (2)