Prof. Christoph UehlingerProfessor in Histotry of Religions/Comparative Religion

    Research Profile

    History of religions (esp. Western Asia and Mediterranean in antiquity)
    Visible Religion / Material Religion (incl. iconography, archaeology)
    Religion and entangled history
    Method and theory in the study of religions

    Teaching Profile

    Theoretical issues in the study of religions
    Comparative religion
    Visible and Material Religion
    ANE religions – Judaism – Christianity – Islam

    Selected Publications

    (with Konrad Schmid, eds) Laws of Heaven, Laws of Nature: Legal Interpretations of Cosmic Phenomena in the Ancient World. Orbis Biblicus et Orienta­lis, 276. Fribourg: Academic Press & Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016.

    “Beyond ‘Image Ban’ and ‘Aniconism’: Reconfiguring Ancient Israelite and Early Jewish Religions in a Visual and Material Religion Perspective” in B. Meyer & T. Stordalen, eds. Figuration and Sensation of the Unseen in Judaism, Christianity and Islam: Contested Desires. Bloomsbury Studies in Material Religion. London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019: 99-123, 286-287, 304-307.

    “Is the Critical, Academic Study of the Bible Inextricably Bound to the Destinies of Theology?”, in: L.L. Grabbe & M. Korpel, eds. Open-mindedness in the Bible and Beyond: A Volume of Studies in Honour of Bob Becking. Library of Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies, 616. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2015: 287-302.

    “Distinctive or diverse? Conceptualizing ancient Israelite religion in its southern Levantine setting”, in Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel 4 (1, 2015: Commonalities and Differences: Religion(s) of Iron Age II Israel and Judah in Context): 1-24.

    “Approaches to Visual Culture and Religion: Disciplinary Trajectories, Interdisciplinary Connections, and Some Conditions for Further Progress”, in: Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 27 (4-5, 2015: Visual Culture and Religious Studies): 384-422.

    (with Othmar Keel) Gods, Goddesses, and Images of God in Ancient Israel. Minneapolis & Edinburgh: Augsburg Fortress Publishers, 1998.

    (ed. with Benjamin Sass) Studies in the Iconography of Northwest Semitic Inscribed Seals. Orbis Biblicus et Orientalis 125; Fribourg & Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 1993.

    “Anthropomorphic Cult Statuary in Iron Age Palestine and the Search for Yahweh’s Cult Images”, in: K. van der Toorn (ed.), The Image and the Book: Iconic Cults, Aniconism, and the Veneration of the Holy Book in Israel and the Ancient Near East. Contributions to Biblical Exegesis and Theology 21. Leuven: Peeters, 1997: 97-156.

    (ed.) Images as media. Sources for the cultural history of the Ancient Near East and the Eastern Mediterranean (first millennium BCE). Orbis Bibilicus et Orientalis 175; Fribourg & Göttingen: Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2000.

    (ed. with Claudia E. Suter) Crafts and Images in Contact. Studies on Eastern Mediterranean art of the first millennium BCE. Orbis Bibilicus et Orientalis 210; Fribourg & Göttingen:Vandenhoek & Ruprecht, 2005.




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