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Fitzon, Thorsten; Linden, Sandra; Liess, Kathrin; Elm, Dorothee (eds.) (2012): Alterszäsuren. Zeit und Lebensalter in Literatur, Theologie und Geschichte. Berlin; Boston: De Gruyter.
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Abstract

How people relate to time is one of the oldest questions of mankind. This book centers on ‘life phases’ to show how the life cycle is structured, and it discusses how various theological and literary models denote and divide up the different phases of life. These life-phase models reflect congruent or contrasting overall concepts of time. Using examples from texts from the Ancient Near Eastern era up to the 20th century, the contributions in the book discuss how the different life phases were construed and what potential the respective life phases offer for a time-critical reflection.