Invention, Rewriting, Usurpation

Discursive Fights over Religious Traditions in Antiquity

by Jörg Ulrich (Volume editor) Anders-Christian Jacobsen (Volume editor) David Brakke (Volume editor)
©2012 Conference proceedings 340 Pages


This volume assembles written versions of lectures presented and discussed at the conference «Invention, Rewriting, Usurpation – Discursive Fights Over Religious Traditions In Antiquity» held at Aarhus and Ebeltoft in Denmark in the spring of 2010. Most of the religious texts studied in the contributions were drawn from Early Judaism and Early Christianity. The interest in these was on the one hand elucidating different aspects of the role they played in the formation and transformation of the religions, and on the other hand investigating the role these same texts played in cooperation and conflict between these two religions. The topics of the essays focus on four particular themes, namely Reuse, Rewriting and Usurpation of Biblical and Classical Texts, Invention and Maintenance of Religious Traditions, Orthodoxy and Heresy, and Formation of the Biblical Canon.


ISBN (Hardcover)
Apologetics Cultural Exchange Roman Empire Religious Exchange
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2012. XVI, 322 pp., 1 table

Biographical notes

Jörg Ulrich (Volume editor) Anders-Christian Jacobsen (Volume editor) David Brakke (Volume editor)

Jörg Ulrich is Professor of Early Church History in the Faculty of Theology at the Martin-Luther-University of Halle-Wittenberg (Germany). Anders-Christian Jacobsen is Professor of Systematic Theology in the Faculty of Theology at the University of Aarhus (Denmark). David Brakke is Professor of Ancient Christianity in the Department of Religious Studies at the Indiana University of Bloomington (USA).


Title: Invention, Rewriting, Usurpation