While mention is made of the Heliand
(255), no references are made of other material of a similar nature: Tatian's Diatesseron (first half ninth century), the Bible of Ebo of Rheims (written sometime between 816 and 835), the Evangelienbuch of Otfrid of Weissenburg (ca.
This has always been the case in mission (think of Justin Martyr, Origen, The Heliand
, Cyril and Methodius, Matteo Ricci), even though not always practised.
In this excerpt from his forthcoming book, Tree of Salvation, Murphy explores how those who introduced Christianity to Scandinavia deliberately adapted and "translated" Norse religious motifs and practices in two parallel ways--through literary works, especially as seen in the Heliand
, but also through church art and architecture.
Conner, Perspectives on the Old Saxon Heliand
collects, in five sections, ten articles by European and American scholars, nine previously published (all but one since 2000), and four translated from German.
of California at Berkeley) that began with the investigation of the age and authorship of the Old Saxon Heliand
manuscript fragment--the Heliand
being an epic poem and biblical paraphrase that recounts the life of Jesus in the style of Germanic saga--which was found in Leipzig in 2006 and claimed to be the oldest Heliand
manuscript fragment found to date by its discoverer.
The chronological breadth of texts and artists under investigation is vast, ranging from the ninth century Old Saxon Heliand
to Georg Philipp Harsdorffer's Frauenzimmer Gesprachspiele of the mid-17th century.
Press, 1989), 79, suggests that the author of the Heliand
recasts the scene of Christ's baptism in such a way that he becomes "a new Woden.
Estas publicaciones alcanzaron gran exito, sobre todo entre lectores del movimiento Heliand
Studying mythic monsters appearing in the Heliand
(mid-ninth century), the crane beaks in Herzog Ernst B (ca.
The particular Germanic languages covered are Gothic (Brian Murdoch), Old Norse and Icelandic (Theodore Andersson), Old English (Fred Robinson), Old High German and Continental Old Low German (Brian Murdoch), and Old Saxon as represented by the Heliand
In this paper, I examine one strand of these exchanges and propose a missionary context for the Old English Genesis B, the Old Saxon Heliand
, and the fragmentary Vatican Genesis.
51-56, and the biography by his son Hans-Windekilde Jannasch, Unter Hottentotten und Eskimos: Das Leben meines Vaters (Luneburg: Heliand