Death and the Fate of the Soul in Byzantium: Theologies, Liturgies, Images

Ein Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Vasileios Marinis (New Haven, Yale University).

Wolfgang Fritz Volbach Senior Fellow des Leibniz-WissenschaftsCampus Mainz.

What did the Byzantines believe happened to the soul after death and until the final resurrection and Last Judgment? In order to answer this question, Prof. Dr. Vaseilos Marinis investigates various liturgical, theological, and literary texts, as well as images of the fate of the soul in Byzantine art. Despite some general similarities, the sources present fascinating variations. In this talk he traces their origins, investigates their functions, and explains-or at least contextualizes-some of their peculiarities.

The separation of the soul from the body, Athon. Dionysiou 65, fol. 11v, early twelfth century  (photo: Robert S. Nelson).

The separation of the soul from the body, Athon. Dionysiou 65, fol. 11v, early twelfth century (photo: Robert S. Nelson).

04.07.2019, 18:15

Georg-Forster-Gebäude
Jakob-Welder-Weg 12
55128 Mainz

The lecture will take place in room 02-521.


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