Recepção estética e deslocamento semântico-teológico da obra de Homero

Translated title of the contribution: Aesthetic reception and semantictheological displacement of Homer’s work

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The Homer´s work is a true “bible” of the Greeks, meeting the need for a search for meaning at the time when society is in crisis and the poet becoming the “educator of the Greeks.” However, the criticism of Levinas, totalitarian regimes are coming for the Being Meditation solipsism, and the Ulysses model, returning to Ithaca, always back to “Even”, different from the Abraham model, which launches a walk a promise, outgoing and invites you to go towards the Other. Although, a closer look at the Homeric work is able to identify two theologies: a theodicy that justifies the Trojan war by divine will, in the Iliad, and one that presents itself as what we call teopatodicy, this is as search for meaning present in the Odyssey, in that the hero discovers the back to Ithaca, the aid of Athens,
indicating the search for wisdom seized a theological vision, like the wisdom of the Jewish and Christian literature. Our work will be identify the theological semantic shift in the Homeric work, while question of the meaning of God in the search for human sense, the metamorphosis of theological images combining language and praxis.
Translated title of the contributionAesthetic reception and semantictheological displacement of Homer’s work
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)265-277
Number of pages12
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • Homeric theology
  • aesthetics Reception
  • Theodicy
  • Teopatodicy
  • Theology and Literature


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