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Gottes Körper (God's Body)

Christoph Markschies in Discussion with Peter Schäfer (Audio Recording available, in German)

In his book Gottes Körper (God's Body) on ancient religions, Christoph Markschies acquaints us with an astonishingly strange Christianity deeply rooted in the pagan concept of God.

On the basis of the links between the ancient religions, he explains why the concept still common today of God as a disembodied being did not become firmly established until the Middle Ages, and how people imagined the body of God.

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Map with all buildings that belong to the Jewish Museum Berlin. The Old Building is marked in green


Old Building, level 2, Great Hall
Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

Markschies pursues philosophical and theological debates, visits the ancient temples, and reveals numerous references between the Christian and Jewish God and the pagan gods. In addition, it is also about the human being - the body, the soul, and the healing power of religion. Those who like to take a cold shower in the morning should delve into this new book with its disturbing fresh look at the Christian God.

A cooperation with C.H.Beck Publishers

Book cover

Bookcover; C.H.Beck Publishers

Audio recording of the discussion on 13 February 2017 (in German).
Jewish Museum Berlin 2017

Where, when, what?

  • When 13 February 2017, 7 pm
  • Where Old Building, level 2, Great Hall

    Lindenstraße 9–14, 10969 Berlin

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  • Please noteThe discussion will be held in German

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