Chaos from the ancient world to early modernity : formations of the formless / edited by Andreas Hofele ... [et al.].  (Text) (Text)

Hofele, Andreas, 1950-
Call no.: Q172.5.C45 C426 2021Publication: Berlin : De Gruyter, c2021Description: vi, 238 p. : illISBN: 9783110653694; 3110653699Subject(s): Chaotic behavior in systemsChaotic behavior in systems -- Religious aspectsLOC classification: Q172.5.C45 | C426 2021
Contents:Introduction / Andreas Höfele -- The Invention of Chaos / Glenn W. Most -- Zwischen Chaos und Ordnung / Stefan M. Maul -- Paradise Established / Christoph Levin -- Das umgestürzte Recht (Amos 5,7) / Reinhard Müller -- Beate Kellner Chaos in komischer Literatur des späten Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit / -- Mixed Abysses / Florian Mehltretter -- “Come to Great Confusion” / Andreas Höfele -- Sympathy Lost / Verena O. Lobsien -- The Coming Chaos in Spenser and Milton / Gordon Teskey -- The Tartarean Jurisdiction of Chaos in Milton’s Paradise Lost / Björn Quiring -- Naturalization of Chaos and Apotheosis of Order / Karsten Fischer -- Index of Authers.
Summary: Chaos is a perennial source of fear and fascination. The original "formless void" (tohu-wa-bohu) mentioned in the book of Genesis, chaos precedes the created world: a state of anarchy before the establishment of cosmic order. But chaos has frequently also been conceived of as a force that persists in the cosmos and in society and threatens to undo them both. From the cultures of the ancient Near East and the Old Testament to early modernity, notions of the divine have included the power to check and contain as well as to unleash chaos as a sanction for the violation of social and ethical norms. Yet chaos has also been construed as a necessary supplement to order, a region of pure potentiality at the base of reality that provides the raw material of creation or even constitutes a kind of alternative order itself. As such, it generates its own peculiar 'formations of the formless'. Focusing on the connection between the cosmic and the political, this volume traces the continuities and re-conceptualizations of chaos from the ancient Near East to early modern Europe across a variety of cultures, discourses and texts. One of the questions it poses is how these pre-modern 'chaos theories' have survived into and reverberate in our own time.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction / Andreas Höfele -- The Invention of Chaos / Glenn W. Most -- Zwischen Chaos und Ordnung / Stefan M. Maul -- Paradise Established / Christoph Levin -- Das umgestürzte Recht (Amos 5,7) / Reinhard Müller -- Beate Kellner Chaos in komischer Literatur des späten Mittelalters und der frühen Neuzeit / -- Mixed Abysses / Florian Mehltretter -- “Come to Great Confusion” / Andreas Höfele -- Sympathy Lost / Verena O. Lobsien -- The Coming Chaos in Spenser and Milton / Gordon Teskey -- The Tartarean Jurisdiction of Chaos in Milton’s Paradise Lost / Björn Quiring -- Naturalization of Chaos and Apotheosis of Order / Karsten Fischer -- Index of Authers.

Chaos is a perennial source of fear and fascination. The original "formless void" (tohu-wa-bohu) mentioned in the book of Genesis, chaos precedes the created world: a state of anarchy before the establishment of cosmic order. But chaos has frequently also been conceived of as a force that persists in the cosmos and in society and threatens to undo them both. From the cultures of the ancient Near East and the Old Testament to early modernity, notions of the divine have included the power to check and contain as well as to unleash chaos as a sanction for the violation of social and ethical norms. Yet chaos has also been construed as a necessary supplement to order, a region of pure potentiality at the base of reality that provides the raw material of creation or even constitutes a kind of alternative order itself. As such, it generates its own peculiar 'formations of the formless'. Focusing on the connection between the cosmic and the political, this volume traces the continuities and re-conceptualizations of chaos from the ancient Near East to early modern Europe across a variety of cultures, discourses and texts. One of the questions it poses is how these pre-modern 'chaos theories' have survived into and reverberate in our own time.

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