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  • 1.
    Camnerin, Sofia
    et al.
    Svenska Missionskyrkan.
    Kazen, ThomasStockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Byggstenar för gudstjänst: idéer och material för gudstjänstförnyelse2004Collection (editor) (Other academic)
  • 2.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    4Q274 fragment 1 revisited: or who touched whom? further evidence for ideas of graded impurity and graded purifications2010In: Dead Sea Discoveries, ISSN 0929-0761, E-ISSN 1568-5179, Vol. 17, no 1, p. 53-87Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 3.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    A Perhaps Less Halakic Jesus and Purity: On Prophetic Criticism, Halakic Innovation, and Rabbinic Anachronism2016In: Journal For The Study of the Historical Jesus, ISSN 1476-8690, E-ISSN 1745-5197, Vol. 14, no 2, p. 120-136Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Purity practices during the first century ce were widespread in Judaea and Galilee as part of everyday life and not limited to concerns relating to the temple cult. Developments in key water rites were partly triggered by concepts of graded impurity, to which an understanding of defilement via food also belonged. Certain rabbinic characteristics represent later developments and cannot be assumed for the time of Jesus. Hand impurity did not originate as a rabbinic decree to protect tĕrûmâ, and accusations against Pharisees for setting aside Scripture in favour of their own traditions did not originate with the historical Jesus, but suggest later polemics. Jesus’ stance on purity is perhaps better characterized as prophetic than halakic.

  • 4.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Altruism and Prosocial Ideals in the Sermon: Between Human Nature and Divine Potential2021In: Social and Cognitive Perspectives on the Sermon on the Mount / [ed] Rikard Roitto, Colleen Shantz & Petri Luomanen, Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2021, p. 82-109Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 5.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Concern, custom and common sense: discharge, hand washing and graded purification2015In: Journal For The Study of the Historical Jesus, ISSN 1476-8690, E-ISSN 1745-5197, Vol. 13, no 2-3, p. 150-187Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This essay interacts with E.P. Sanders’s work on purity, building on some of his insights, while disagreeing on other points. Sanders’s appeal to historical imagination and common sense is discussed and problematized. The essay deals at length with issues such as the expulsion, isolation, and integration of various impurity bearers, and the emergence of additional water rites to mitigate impurities and prevent unnecessary contamination. The evidence under discussion includes Hebrew Bible, Dead Sea texts, Philo, Josephus, New Testament, and rabbinic literature.

  • 6.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    “Dialog eller apologetik?” Review of Anders Runesson, O att du slet itu himlen och steg ner! Om Jesus, Jonas Gardell och Guds andedräkt 2012In: Svensk kyrkotidning, ISSN 0346-2153, Vol. 108, no 1, p. 11-12Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 7.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Dirt and Disgust: Body and Morality in Biblical Purity Laws2008In: Perspectives on Purity and Purification in the Bible  / [ed] Baruch Schwartz, et al, London: T&T Clark, 2008, p. 43-64Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 8.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Disgust in Body, Mind, and Language: The Case of Impurity2017In: Mixed Feelings and Vexed Passions: Exploring Emotions in Biblical Literature  / [ed] F. Scott Spencer, Atlanta, GA: Society of Biblical Literature , 2017, p. 97-115Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 9.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Emotional Ethics in Biblical Texts: Cultural Construction and Biological Bases of Morality2017In: Hebrew Bible and Ancient Israel, ISSN 2192-2276, E-ISSN 2192-2284, Vol. 6, no 4, p. 431-456Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In the evolution of human beings as a successful social species, emotions have played a crucial role. This article focuses on the role of empathy for moral discernment, and especially on its role for an expanding altruism. Although a cultural construct, morality rests on emotional underpinnings which have ensured the survival of humankind. Some of these mechanisms are illustrated by a discussion of select biblical and Second Temple period Jewish texts, including texts from the Covenant Code, Deuteronomy, the Holiness Code, Proverbs, Genesis, and ben Sira. Special attention is given to definitions of altruism, the role of kin, and potentials for expanding empathy beyond assumed limits.

  • 10.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Emotional Fear in Pentateuchal Legal Collections2019In: Language, Cognition, and Biblical Exegesis: Interpreting Minds  / [ed] Ronit Nikolsky, London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019, p. 40-62Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This chapter examines the role of fear in the Pentateuchal legal collections. Fear of foreigners is conspicuous in laws regulating relationships with other peoples. Fear of divine punishment is frequently employed as a deterrent in motivating obedience. Fear of demonic or supernatural powers is implicit in certain rituals, not least in some that effect purification or atonement. This is not a study of the semantics of fear, but of the emotional role that fear seems to play within and behind the texts that are discussed. I note how fear both counteracts and interacts with other emotions, particularly empathy and disgust. I also relate my analysis to recent discussions about the interrelationship, dating, and social contexts of various Pentateuchal legal collections.

  • 11.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Emotional Repression and Physical Mutilation?: The Cognitive and Behavioural Impact of Exaggeration in the Sermon on the Mount2021In: Social and Cognitive Perspectives on the Sermon on the Mount / [ed] Rikard Roitto, Colleen Shantz & Petri Luomanen, Sheffield: Equinox Publishing, 2021, p. 133-173Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 12.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Emotions in Biblical Law: A Cognitive Science Approach2011Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This study pioneers the use of insights from cognitive sciences, such as evolutionary biology, neuroscience, and developmental psychology, as heuristic tools for interpreting ancient texts. The approach could be described as ‘psycho-biological’. The focus is on emotions in the various Pentateuchal legal collections. Kazen discusses the role of disgust, empathy, fear, and a sense of justice, for particular moral and ritual issues: purity and holiness; humanitarian concern for vulnerable categories; ethnocentrism and xenophobia; divine punishment and demonic threat; revenge, compensation, and ransom (kofer), together with removal (kipper) rites.

     The book consists of two main parts, framed by an introductory chapter and a concluding discussion. In the first part, Kazen explores cognitive foundations, including biological and neuroscientific underpinnings for basic affects, and the role of culture in shaping both conventional morality and ritual behaviour. Four particular emotions are then outlined. In the second part, these insights from cognitive science are applied in analyses of particular texts. After an overview of the Pentateuchal legal collections, each of the four emotions is dealt with in a separate chapter. Kazen continuously relates a cognitive science approach to more traditional source and redaction critical analysis, regarding them as complementary.

     As a result, the Pentateuchal legal collections are seen as emotional texts, expressing strong affects ­–  which influences our understanding of the character of Israelite ‘law’. Kazen suggests that interaction and conflict between various emotions can explain discrepancies and tensions between humanitarian concerns and ethnocentrism, and between empathy and justice. He also demonstrates that viewing emotions as common denominators contains a potential for solving some difficult and long-standing conundrums. He argues that a focus on the human embodied experience rather than on theological convictions and theoretical ideas may avoid some interpretative dead ends and open up new avenues for understanding ancient texts.

  • 13.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Empathy and Ethics: Bodily Emotion as Basis for Moral Admonition2013In: Mind, Morality and Magic: Cognitive Science Approaches in Biblical Studies, Durham: Acumen Publishing, 2013, p. 213-234Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Recent decades have seen a growing interest in various quarters in questions concerning the human mind. Today we can identify an array of disciplines which, due to their focus on cognition, can be subsumed under the heading “cognitive science(s).” ese include, among others, evolutionary biology, neuroscience, social and developmental psychology, as well as linguistics and some sociological approaches. e questions concern issues such as the phylogeny and ontogeny of an inner world and a theory of mind. ey also deal with the complicated interplay between biology and culture, as well as the role of language and emotions in a functioning rationality and the development of a moral capacity.

  • 14.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Etik och retorik i Jesustraditionen: kognitiva och psyko-biologiska perspektiv2021Book (Other academic)
    Abstract [sv]

    Etik och retorik i Jesustraditionen innehåller två essäer av Thomas Kazen, professor vid Enskilda Högskolan Stockholm. De två essäerna behandlar på olika sätt Jesustraditionen -- berättelser om Jesus och utsagor som tillskrivs honom -- i Markus, Matteus och Lukas. Den första fokuserar på mänskligt beteende, den andra på det figurativa språket. Bägge låter kognitionsvetenskapliga perspektiv belysa textanalyserna utifrån övertygelsen att bibeltexterna blir mer begripliga när vi tar hänsyn till hur människan fungerar, hur hennes tänkande och känsloliv utvecklats, hur hennes kropp och intellekt hänger samman, hur hennes emotioner och beteenden interagerar och hur hennes språk och handlande hör ihop. "Empati, rättvisa och försoning" är Kazens installationsföreläsning vid THS 2011. "Kameler, gengångare och amputationer" bygger på föreläsningar om överdrifter i bergspredikan (Århus 2015) respektive i Jesustraditionen (THS 2016, San Antonio 2016).

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  • 15.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Evolution, emotion and exegesis: disgust and empathy in Biblical texts on moral and ritual issues2009In: Linnaeus and homo religiosus: biological roots of religious awareness and human identity / [ed] Carl Reinhold Bråkenhielm, 2009, p. 191-218Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 16.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Explaining discrepancies in the purity laws on discharges2007In: Revue biblique (1946), ISSN 0035-0907, Vol. 114, no 3, p. 348-371Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 17.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Forskningens betydelse för grundutbildningen2003In: Tro & Liv, ISSN 1403-2856, Vol. 62, no 5, p. 15-23Article in journal (Other academic)
  • 18.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    ”Födelsen av en ny tro?” Review of John Shelby Spong: En ny kristendom för en ny värld: Om den traditionella trons död och födelsen av en ny tro 2006In: Tro & Liv, ISSN 1403-2856, Vol. 65, p. 38-44Article, book review (Other (popular science, discussion, etc.))
  • 19.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Här är inte man eller kvinna – var någonstans?: Om Paulus eskatologiska asexualitet i en aveskatologiserad sexualiserad kontext2006In: På spaning… från Svenska kyrkans forskardagar 2005 / [ed] Göran Gunner, Stockholm: Verbum , 2006, p. 119-135Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 20.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Impurity and Purification in Early Judaism and the Jesus Tradition2021Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    This collection of essays by Thomas Kazen focuses on issues of purity and purification in early Judaism and the Jesus tradition. During the late Second Temple period, Jewish purity practices became more prominent than before and underwent substantial developments. These essays advance the ongoing conversation and debate about a number of key issues in the field, such as the relationship between ritual and morality, the role and function of metaphor, and the use of evolutionary and embodied perspectives. Kazen’s research stands in constant dialogue with the major currents and main figures in purity research, including both historical (origin, development, practice) and cognitive (evolutionary, emotional, conceptual) approaches.

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    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Issues of Impurity in Early Judaism2010Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    In this volume of collected articles and papers on impurity and purification in early Judaism, Kazen focuses primarily on questions of the impurity of discharges and the practice of hand-washing before meals. Kazen uses both literary and historical methods, as well as approaches based on cognitive science; the analysis covers texts from the Pentateuch, Qumran, the New Testament, and some Jewish Hellenistic authors.

    Some chapters are based on unpublished papers, and others have been recently published in various journals; two are based on material and arguments similar to a couple of forthcoming articles for volumes that will not always be easily found by potential readers. Several of the essays relate to or complement each other, thus making this collection very convenient for the reader interested in the topic.

  • 22.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Issues of impurity in early Judaism2021 (ed. Reprint edition)Book (Other academic)
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  • 23.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jehezkel2016Other (Refereed)
  • 24.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jekabzeel2016Other (Refereed)
  • 25.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jekameam2016Other (Refereed)
  • 26.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jekamiah2016Other (Refereed)
  • 27.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jekuthiel2016Other (Refereed)
  • 28.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jered2016Other (Refereed)
  • 29.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jeremoth2016Other (Refereed)
  • 30.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jesu Interpretation der Tora2017In: Jesus Handbuch / [ed] Jens Schröter, Christine Jacobi, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2017, p. 402-416Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 31.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Uppsala universitet, Teologiska institutionen.
    Jesus and Purity Halakhah: Was Jesus Indifferent to Impurity?2002Doctoral thesis, monograph (Other academic)
    Abstract [en]

    At the end of the Second Temple period, ritual purity came to play an increasing role in Jewish society. Purity laws were interpreted and expanded, and sources of impurity were generally avoided by many. Signs of that development are discussed in this study and put forward as arguments for an expansionist trend, gaining in influence and support from the common people.

    Jesus’ attitude to impurity is traced against this historical background. The (in)famous history of historical Jesus-research necessitates a conscious choice of method. The traditional focus on sayings material and criteria of authenticity is modified; narrative traditions with implicit purity issues are appealed to, and extra-canonical traditions are included. The main areas examined are the most important "fathers" of impurity: "leprosy" (skin diseases), genital discharges and corpse-contamination.

    Jesus is found to have acted in ways easily understood as indifference to these types of impurity. His behaviour is shown on several points to clash with current purity halakhah and dominant expansionist ideals. In an attempt to interpret his actions within the Jewish context and culture of the Second Temple period, three explanatory models are provided. Jesus’ attitude is seen as part of a moral trajectory in Judaism. It is understood as a response to a regional, Galilean dilemma. It is viewed in a power perspective as an expression of Jesus’ eschatological struggle against demonic evil.

    The result is that Jesus may be understood as operating within the purity paradigm of his time, yet pushing it to the breaking point, at least in the eyes of some. Such a reconstruction makes subsequent developments intelligible, in which various Christian currents drew conflicting conclusions. The function and effect of purity laws change with time, however. While they are irrelevant to most modern people, those looking to Jesus’ behaviour for some sort of guidance may find contemporary analogies.

  • 32.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jesus and Purity Halakhah: Was Jesus Indifferent to Impurity?2010 (ed. 2)Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    What did Jesus think about Jewish practice regarding impurity? How did he relate to the inner-Jewish debates of his day concerning ritual purity and impurity? Did he discard the impurity concept altogether, or was it an obvious and natural part of his Jewish faith and life? Did he advocate another or different type of purity?

    Ritual or cultic purity was paramount in Jewish society and life during the Second Temple period, and differences in purity halakhah were one of the factors that distinguished various movements. Therefore, considering purity is crucial in any attempt to interpret the historical Jesus within his contemporary context. In keeping with this goal, Thomas Kazen discusses the historical Jesus alongside what we know of Jewish purity halakhah of his time and explains Jesus’ attitude toward impurity. Kazen balances the work of New Testament scholars on Judaism and legal matters by incorporating the historical Jesus studies of Jewish scholars, seeking to engage students of the historical Jesus with the primary materials relating to legal matters.

  • 33.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Jesus and purity, Halakhah: was Jesus indifferent to impurity?2021 (ed. Reprint edition)Book (Other academic)
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  • 34.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jesus and the zavah: implications for interpreting Mark2013In: Purity, holiness, and identity in Judaism and Christianity: essays in memory of Susan Haber / [ed] Carl S. Ehrlich, Anders Runesson and Eileen Schuller, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013, p. 112-143Chapter in book (Other academic)
  • 35.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Jesus’ Interpretation of the Torah2022In: The Jesus Handbook / [ed] Jens Schröter & Christine Jacobi, Grand Rapids, Michigan: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2022Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 36.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Jesus, Scripture and paradosis: response to Friedrich Avemarie2010In: The New Testament and Rabbinic Literature / [ed] Reimund Bieringer, Florentino García Martínez, Didier Pollefeyt and Peter Tomson, Leiden : Boston: Brill Academic Publishers, 2010, p. 281-288Conference paper (Other academic)
  • 37.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Law and Emotion in Moral Repair: Circumscribing Infringement2021In: Journal for the Study of the Old Testament, ISSN 0309-0892, E-ISSN 1476-6728, Vol. 45, no 4, p. 535-560Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    The reciprocal relationship between law and emotion is a question about the relationship betweenculture and nature, or the evolutionary underpinnings of human social interaction. Behavioursoriginating as functional survival strategies have become dysfunctional social infringements, outof context, in need of moral repair. Law as a cultural construct attempts to regulate interaction,infringement, and repair, so as to ensure continued cooperation within a hierarchical socialstructure, and based on our emotional capacity. The article focuses on sexual infringementsand property infringements, conceptualised by the metaphorical frameworks of MEASURE andSIZE, and appraised by various emotions. I trace the influence of emotions in biblical legal textsand their interaction with legal reasoning and moral exhortation. I discuss how law regulates andbalances moral emotions, curbing excess and avoiding disproportionate revenge. I point to therhetorical function of law to direct emotions in the service of moral values and social cohesion.

  • 38.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Levels of Explanation for Ideas of Impurity: Why Structuralist and Symbolic Models Often Fail While Evolutionary and Cognitive Models Succeed2018In: Journal of Ancient Judaism, ISSN 1869-3296, E-ISSN 2196-7954, Vol. 9, no 1, p. 75-100Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 39.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Malachi’s Metaphorical Divorce: Reading Marital Faithlessness as Cult Criticism with a Little Help from Blending Theory2023In: Metaphors in the Prophetic Literature of the Hebrew Bible and Beyond / [ed] David Davage, Mikael Larsson, Lena-Sofia Tiemeyer, Paderborn: Brill Schöningh , 2023, p. 116-137Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Malachi 2:10-16 is a notoriously difficult passage to translate, and interpretations are wide apart. Does it refer to divorce, uncommonly using covenant language for marriage? Who, then, is the daughter of a foreign god? And why speak of divine seed or offspring of the god(s)? What does the suggested mourning concern? Who has hated what and why is it wrong? In this article I will argue that marital faithlessness is used as a metaphor for Asherah worship and that blending theory might help us better disentangle and understand the seemingly messy mix of images.

  • 40.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Moral Infringement and Repair in Antiquity: Supplement 1: Emotions and Hierarchies2022Book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Moral Infringement and Repair in Antiquity, is a series of publications related to a project on Dynamics of Moral Repair in Antiquity, run by Thomas Kazen and Rikard Roitto between 2017 and 2021, and funded by the Swedish Research Council, grant nr. 2016-02319. The volumes contain stand-alone articles and serve as supplements to the main outcome of the project, the volume Interpersonal Infringement and Moral Repair: Revenge, Compensation and Forgiveness in the Ancient World, forthcoming on Mohr Siebeck in 2023.

    Supplement 1: Emotions and Hierarchies, contains four articles and chapters by Thomas Kazen. Three of them are republished in accordance with the publishers' general conditions for author reuse. The fourth has not been published before. 1. Emotional Ethics in Biblical Texts: Cultural Construction and Biological Bases of Morality 2. Viewing Oneself through Others' Eyes: Shame between Biology and Culture in Biblical Texts 3. Law and Emotion in Moral Repair: Circumscribing Infringement4. Retribution and Repair in Voluntary Associations: Comparing Rule Texts from Qumran, Collegia, and Christ Groups

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  • 41.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Moralische Emotionen in der Jesusüberlieferung: ein psycho-biologischer Beitrag zum Verhältnis von Selbsterhaltung und Nächstenorientierung2011In: Evangelische Theologie, ISSN 0014-3502, E-ISSN 2198-0470, Vol. 71, no 4, p. 288-306Article in journal (Refereed)
    Abstract [de]

    Die urchristliche Ethik scheint mit ihren radikalen Forderungen den Menschen zu überfordern und gilt deshalb oft als Widerspruch zur Natur des Menschen. Diese Spannung wird durch moderne soziobiologische Thesen vom »egoistischen Gen« noch erhöht. Der Aufsatz zeigt: Viele naturwissenschaftliche Befunde sprechen für einen kooperativen Charakter nicht nur unserer Gene, sondern auch des Verhaltens höher entwickelter sozialer Tiere wie der Primaten. Menschliches und urchristliches Ethos können daran anknüpfen. Der Aufsatz weist nach, dass wir im Bild des barmherzigen Jesus im MkEv wie in der Ethik der Feindesliebe und des Gewaltverzicht in der Logienquelle eine Balance zwischen Selbsterhaltung und Nächstenorientierung finden. Auch die radikal altruistischen Gebote zur Vergebungsbereitschaft sind nicht gegen die Natur des Menschen gerichtet, sondern Weiterführung eines psycho-biologischen Erbes, ohne dass damit einer naturalistischen Begründung der Ethik das Wort geredet wird.

  • 42.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Purification2018In: The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual / [ed] Risto Uro, Juliette J. Day, Richard E. DeMaris, Rikard Roitto, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018, p. 220-244Chapter in book (Refereed)
    Abstract [en]

    Ritual purity was a major goal of cultic activities in the Mediterranean world, but in a number of contexts, purity was also considered a desirable condition regardless of culticparticipation. This chapter discusses the concept of purity and purification from phenomenological,linguistic, and ritual perspectives. Attention is given to the variegated use of purity terminology and to the use of cognitive metaphor and conceptual blending theories to understand and explain the broad and common usage of purity-related language in various domains. The chapter surveys and analyses a limited selection of purification rites from Egypt, Mesopotamia, Persia, Israel, Greece, and Rome. This is done both with a view to historical development, influence, and interaction, and with the help of theorizing on ritual efficacy and social effects of purity codes. Particular attention is given to purifications with water, especially in Second Temple Judaism, as these are crucial to the further development of water rites in emerging Christianity.

  • 43.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Purity / Impurity2015Other (Refereed)
  • 44.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Purity and Impurity in Ancient Israel and Early Judaism2019In: Oxford Bibliographies onlineArticle, review/survey (Refereed)
  • 45.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Purity and Persia2015In: Current Issues in Priestly and Related Literature: The Legacy of Jacob Milgrom and Beyond / [ed] Roy E. Gane & Ada Taggar-Cohen, Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015, p. 435-462Chapter in book (Refereed)
  • 46.
    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Recension av Marcus J. Borg & John Dominic Crossan, Den radikale Paulus: Kyrkans konservativa ikon som progressiv visionär (Helsingfors: Tomas von Martens, 2016)2018In: Svensk kyrkotidning, ISSN 0346-2153, Vol. 114Article, book review (Other academic)
  • 47.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Response to Larry Hurtado: To live and die for Jesus2005In: Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, ISSN 1100-2298, Vol. 70, p. 333-338Article in journal (Refereed)
  • 48.
    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Response to Stephen Finlan2013In: Svensk Exegetisk Årsbok, ISSN 1100-2298, Vol. 78, p. 87-92Article in journal (Other academic)
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    Kazen, Thomas
    Stockholm School of Theology, Department of Theology.
    Revelation, interpretation, tradition: Jesus, authority and halakic development2014In: The identity of Jesus: Nordic voices / [ed] Samuel Byrskog, Tom Holmén and Matti Kankaanniemi., Tübingen, 2014, p. 127-160Conference paper (Other academic)
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    Kazen, Thomas
    University College Stockholm, Department of Religious Studies and Theology.
    Revenge, Compensation, and Forgiveness in the Ancient World: A Comparative Study of Interpersonal Infringement and Moral Repair2024Book (Refereed)
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    Handling moral infringement is complicated and this was as true in antiquity as it is today. Should one retaliate, demand compensation, be merciful, ignore the infringement, or forgive? Thomas Kazen and Rikard Roitto compare how Greeks, Romans, Jews, and Christians in antiquity navigated different ideas, practices, and rituals for moral repair. How did they think about morality and did this affect ideas about moral repair? What practices of moral repair did they use, within and beyond the court? In what different ways did they involve the gods in interpersonal conflicts through ritual? Insights from contemporary research on human behaviour guide the comparative work, since, as the authors argue, human moral behaviour and cognition is the result of both innate and cultural factors.

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