Erkenntnis des Göttlichen im Bild?
[Cognition of the Divine in the Image? Considerations from Hermeneutical Theology and Ancient Philosophy]
Can, may, or must one, even, depict the divine visually? In considering global imageries of New Media and the authority of images in a religious context, both ancient and novel questions arise: Might a hermeneutics of the pictorial be a suitable model for biblical interpretation? And: Do hermeneutical theology and ancient philosophy know of a concept of image that critically crosses out its own objectification, thus becoming theologically and philosophically enticing? The authors approach these questions from perspectives of hermeneutical theology and ancient philosophy, thus documenting papers from the 2019 Bultmann-Lecture in Marburg, which aim to also contribute to the discourse on imagery within cultural sciences.