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05/16/2019 15:57

New international open access journal on ancient and Christian ethics

Petra Giegerich Kommunikation und Presse
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

    Journal aims to contribute to the dialog between ethical traditions of antiquity and current ethical discourses

    The Ethics in Antiquity and Christianity research center of Johannes Gutenberg Unversity Mainz (JGU) recently founded the international open access "Journal of Ethics in Antiquity and Christianity" (JEAC), which provides a platform for specialized research in ancient ethics with a particular focus on its impact and interdependence with the development of Christian ethics. The new journal with English and German contributions attempts to establish a dialog between biblical, classical, Judaistic, and patristic research on the one hand, and philosophical and theological approaches on the other. Thus, the journal opens up opportunities for interaction between the ethical traditions of antiquity – including the origins of Christian ethics – and current ethical discourses. The Ethics in Antiquity and Christianity research center is responsible for editing and publishing the JEAC.

    The first issue just published is dedicated to the reflection on the hermeneutical challenges of the venture itself. It features essays and articles by Jan Assmann, William Schweiker, John J. Collins, Adela Yarbro Collins and Robert Brawley, Wolfram Kinzig, and Christoph Jedan. The second issue will look at the role of emotion in ancient and contemporary ethics. The publishing team plans further open issues, contributions for which are welcome anytime. In addition to peer reviewed essays and articles, the journal also has a dialog section, reviews and miscellany, and encourages contributions on ethical theories and issues in antiquity and the present.

    Contact for scientific information:

    Dr. Raphaela Meyer zu Hörste-Bührer
    Faculty of Protestant Theology
    Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
    55099 Mainz, GERMANY

    Professor Dr. Ruben Zimmermann
    Faculty of Protestant Theology
    Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
    55099 Mainz, GERMANY
    phone +49 6131 39-22653
    fax +49 6131 39-20870

    Original publication: – Journal of Ethics in Antiquitiy and Christianity

    More information: – Mainz research center for "Ethics in Antiquity and Christianity" (e/ac) at Mainz University ; – Faculty of Protestant Theology at JGU


    Criteria of this press release:
    Journalists, Scientists and scholars, Students, all interested persons
    Cultural sciences, History / archaeology, Philosophy / ethics, Religion
    transregional, national
    Scientific Publications



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