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Patristic Theories of Biblical Interpretation
The Latin Fathers


  • Editor: Tarmo Toom, Georgetown University, Washington DC
Tarmo Toom, Jean-Marc Vercruysse, Aline Canellis, Christopher J. Kelly, Peter W. Martens, Alden Bass, Rita Copeland, Brendan Lupton, Thomas O'Loughlin
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  • Date Published: June 2016
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107066557

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  • This volume provides an in-depth analysis of patristic hermeneutics for those who research, teach, or study the early church and the interpretation of Scripture. It focuses exclusively on Latin authors - such as Jerome, Augustine, and Gregory - whose writings contain substantial discussion of hermeneutics and who were known, read, and cited in the Middle Ages and beyond. In this collection of essays, leading international experts in the field identify key passages on patristic hermeneutical theory and demonstrate how the works of these authors have been fundamental for Latin traditions of biblical interpretation. Patristic Theories of Biblical Interpretation offers a selective yet comprehensive guide to a previously understudied area.

    • An exhaustive assessment of Latin patristic authors who have provided theoretical discussions about interpretation
    • Focuses on texts which are relevant for the theory of interpretation
    • Exclusive focus on Latin authors whose work has been fundamental for Latin (Western) tradition(s) of biblical interpretation
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    'The present volume offers contributions from an array of talented scholars in the flourishing fields of patristic exegesis, hermeneutics and reception of the Latin bible.' Joseph Grabau, Augustiniana

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    Product details

    • Date Published: June 2016
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107066557
    • length: 280 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.58kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction Tarmo Toom
    2. Tyconius' hermeneutics: the way the Holy Spirit expresses itself though the Scripture Jean-Marc Vercruysse
    3. Jerome's hermeneutics: how to exegete the Bible? Aline Canellis
    4. Augustine's hermeneutics: the science of the divinely given signs Tarmo Toom
    5. Cassian's hermeneutics: purity of heart and the vision of God Christopher J. Kelly
    6. Junillus Africanus' hermeneutics: Antioch and beyond Peter W. Martens and Alden Bass
    7. Cassiodorus' hermeneutics: the Psalms and the arts of language Rita Copeland
    8. Gregory's hermeneutics: scripture as a path to God Brendan Lupton
    9. Isidore's hermeneutics: the codification of the tradition Thomas O'Loughlin.

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    Tarmo Toom, Georgetown University, Washington DC
    Tarmo Toom is a Professorial Lecturer at Georgetown University, Washington DC.


    Tarmo Toom, Jean-Marc Vercruysse, Aline Canellis, Christopher J. Kelly, Peter W. Martens, Alden Bass, Rita Copeland, Brendan Lupton, Thomas O'Loughlin

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