Joachim Heintz


Literarische Splitter zur Erkenntis [Literary splinters on knowledge]
Verlag Clemens Zerling 1998
(written 1990-1993)

What's the link between an Egyptian farmer and text of a long-gone late antique religion? Between riding an overcrowded tram and depictions on a sarcophagus? Between deranged monologues and philosophical deliberations on unity and multiplicity? Between a modern rationalist and an early Christian bishop?

This book searches for answers, not in the shape of sentences, but as confrontations, glimpses in splinters that feel their way along historic material of the first Christian heresy. Readers may expect irritations and riddles as much as answers to the question, who these heretics of the first centuries really were and why they were persecuted.