By Frances M. Young
This ebook demanding situations traditional money owed of early Christian exegesis of the Bible through putting its interpretation within the context of the Greco-Roman global. Professor younger describes how the Jewish scriptures have been taken over, extra to and reinterpreted as a part of the method of forming the identification of the recent Christian "race" with its distinctive tradition. younger emphasizes the significance of ways schooling used to be in response to literature within the Roman Empire, and demonstrates how the equipment and assumptions then taken without any consideration formed Christian exegesis of scripture.
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Butler, LCL, 1920, 1921, 1922). See Dionysius of Halicarnassus, De Thucydide, ed. and trans by W. Pritchett (Berkeley/Los Angeles/Oxford: University of California Press, 1975), p. xxxvi, for summary table of the rhetorical system of Dionysius; also S. F. Bonner, The Literary Treatises of Dionysius of Halicarnassus (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1939), pp. 84ff. htm [4/15/2007 10:56:39 AM] Document Page 36 Athanasius would have us believe. That the Son is immutable and unchangeable, as a genuine Son of God, is deduced from the image of light and its radiance,19 a scriptural image by all means, but exploited to deduce the answer to problems barely conceived at the time of its writing.
In fragments of Book V,23 in particular, he turns to the multiplicity of words and 'many books' against which certain texts deliver warnings: the saints are not guilty of speaking too many words, he suggests, because they always have the skopos (the aim or intent) which accords with the one Word. Holy scripture is one book, he affirms. It is one book written about Christ, for Christ is written of in the Pentateuch, the prophets, the Psalms, indeed in all the scriptures. In Book X,24 Origen is faced with the narrative of the Cleansing 21 The Art of Performance, pp.
Though he will detect the mosaic pieces, he will not accept the fox instead of the king's image. Restoring each of the expressions to its own rank, and accommodating it to the body of truth, he will expose as naked and unsubstantiated their fiction. Thus it was that the notion of the Bible having a particular hypothesis, which Irenaeus here identified with the Canon of Truth or Rule of Faith, and characterised implicitly as 'the king's face' or the Christological reference, emerged along with the doctrine of the unity of the Bible, both being quite specifically articulated in response to those who would reject or misread some of the books in the community's communal library, claiming that they did not all emanate from the same one God.
Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture by Frances M. Young