Ansichten griechischer Rituale: Geburtstags-Symposium für by Fritz Graf

By Fritz Graf

Even the main decided enemy of Festschriften may perhaps baulk at refusing one to Walter Burkert, for there are few students whose paintings has been extra universally well-liked and applauded. at the social gathering of his sixty fifth birthday in 1996 a gaggle of former students (Graf, Riedweg and Szlezák) and fellow students of Greek faith collected on the Römerstiftung René Clavel in Augst close to Basel to have fun his fulfillment with a symposium. The lawsuits represent this quantity, with one exception; Martin West's contribution has in view that seemed as bankruptcy three of The East Face of Helicon (Oxford 1997). as a substitute within the Festschrift he deals a Greek carmen gratulatorium of singular attraction.

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357. Religion', ,Ritual' 27 lowing decades 77 . It was Söderblom w h o contributed the lemma 'Holiness' to the above-mentioned Encyclopaedia of Religion and Ethics, in w h i c h h e wrote: "Holiness [for Söderblom 'the revelation of divine. power"] is the great word in religion; it is even more essential than the notion of God. R e a l religion may exist w i t h o u t a definite conception of divinity, but there is n o real religion without a distinction between holy and profane". holiness' will derive f r o m their work 7 8 .

Aleheringa oder die beginnende Zeit ( F r a n k f u r t / P a r i s 1983) 165—190; P. C . A l m o n d , Rudolf Otto. An Introduction to His Philosophical Theology ( C h a p e l H i l l / L o n d o n 1984); G . L o h r , " R u d o l f O t t o u n d das H e i l i g e " , ZRelGeistesG 45 (1993) 113-135. 76 P h . A l m o n d , " R u d o l f O t t o . T h e C o n t e x t o f his T h o u g h t " , Scottish J. of Theology 36 (1983) 3 4 7 - 3 6 2 , esp. 357. Religion', ,Ritual' 27 lowing decades 77 .

Garcia Ramon, "Griechisch hieros und seine Varianten, vedisch isira", in: R. Beekes/A. Lubotsky/ J. ), Rekonstruktion und relative Chronologie. Akten der VIII. Fachtagung der Indogerm. , Leiden, 31. Aug. —4. Sept. 1987, I n n s b r u c k e r Beitr. z. S p r a c h - wiss. 65 (Innsbruck 1992) 183-205. 8 8 H . Fugier, Recherches sur l'expression du sacre dans la langue latine (Strasbourg 1963). 30 Jan Ν. Bremmer lary. W h e n the Jews started to translate the Old Testament they purposely chose άγιος and avoided ιερός, which was evidently considered to be too much a terminus technicus of Greek religion.

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