Support of the Project ‘Rewritten Bible’ by the the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

Prophecy can be found in Judaism, Christianity and Islam. Four groups of researchers from two German (Erlangen and Göttingen) and two Finnish (Abo/Turku and Helsinki) universities respectively have been granted a bilateral project by the DAAD and the Academy of Finland to pursue this phenomenon more intensively. The researchers are members of the international network ‘Rewritten Bible’, which is existing since 2005.

The Göttingen group of researchers is attached to the Department of Ecumenical Theology and Oriental Church and Mission History and is headed by its director Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Martin Tamcke.

Over a period of three years, the research groups are going to meet at various places to look at different aspects of the topic. The Göttingen researchers are concentrating on the reception of prophecy among authors of Oriental Christianity, who have been formulating their statements on prophecy in the presence of the two other traditions.

The Göttingen researchers’ aim will be to shed light on how the proximity to the Jewish and the Islamic perceptions of prophecy – both spatial and maybe also with regard to contents – has been shaping and distinguishing the Christian statements in the Orient.