Chega a notícia da morte, ocorrida ontem, de Seán Freyne, importante estudioso irlandês da Galileia nas épocas grega e romana.
Sobre seus livros traduzidos para o português, leia meu post de 28/03/2008: Livro de Sean Freyne foi traduzido pela Paulus.
As publicações de Seán Freyne podem ser vistas aqui.
Uma obra em sua homenagem foi publicada em 2009:
RODGERS, Z.; DALY-DENTON, M.; McKINLEY, A. F. (eds.) A Wandering Galilean: Essays in Honour of Seán Freyne. Leiden: Brill, 2009, 622 p. - ISBN 9789004173552.
Starting his career as a scholar of the New Testament, Seán Freyne's work became synonymous with the study of Galilee in the Greek and Roman periods. His search for a deeper and more nuanced understanding of Judaism in the Greek and Roman periods and the development of the early Christian movement has led him to interface with scholars in many related disciplines. In order to do justice to the breadth of Seán Freyne's interests, this volume includes contributions from scholars in the fields of Archaeology, Ancient History, Classics, Hebrew Bible, Early Judaism, Rabbinic Judaism, Early Christianity, New Testament, and Medieval Judaism. The resulting volume demonstrates not only the honoree's interdiciplinary interests, but also the interconnectedness of these disciplines.
Alguns dados sobre a carreira acadêmica de Seán Freyne:
Born 1935; 1960-65: studied Biblical Studies at the Pontifical Biblical Institute at Rome and Jerusalem; 1965-72: Professor for New Testament in Maymooth/Ireland; 1972-98: several times Alexander von Humboldt scholar at the University of Tübingen; 1976-80: Professor in New Orleans/USA; since 1981 Professor of Theology at Trinity College, Dublin/Ireland; since 1998 Director of the Herzog Centre for Jewish and Near Eastern Studies, Trinity College; 2007-2008: visiting Professor of Early Christian History and Literature at Harvard Divinity School.
Seán Freyne's work became synonymous with the study of Galilee in the Greek and Roman periods.