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Biblical Commentaries from the Canterbury School of Theodore and Hadrian : Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England - Bernhard Bischoff

Biblical Commentaries from the Canterbury School of Theodore and Hadrian

Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England

By: Bernhard Bischoff (Editor), Professor Michael Lapidge (Editor), Simon Keynes (Editor), Andy Orchard (Editor)

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Published: 27th January 1995
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This volume includes the first edition of a previously unknown text that throws new light on the intellectual history of early medieval Europe. The Biblical commentaries represent the teaching of two gifted Greek scholars who came to England from the Byzantine East: Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury and his colleague Hadrian. They taught the Bible to a group of Anglo-Saxon scholars, who recorded their teaching. The resulting commentaries constitute the high point of Biblical scholarship between late antiquity and the Renaissance. The edition is introduced by substantial chapters on the intellectual background of the texts and their manuscript sources. The Latin texts themselves are accompanied by facing English translations and extensive notes.

"...a marvellous piece of work, packed with new material, which tranforms our own understanding not only of English intellectual culture in the seventh century but also of what knowledge might have been available in early medieval Europe as a whole." Times Literary Supplement "For the general reader, especially one versed in modern biblical studies, these commentaries provide a good view of how the Bible was studied in the medieval west. Highly recommended." The Reader's Review "...the entire apparatus makes this ensemble of texts almost immediately accessible to the thoughtful, nonspecialist reader while serving the needs of specialists as well." Journal of Religion "The book succeeds quite splendidly in situating the extraordinarily rapid development of Christian learning in England in the late seventh century with a patristic background." T.M. charles-Edwards, Albion "...one could scarcely ask for a more fulfilling or stimulating book not just on Theodore but on the entire seventh sentury." Richard W. Pfaff, Speculum "Despite the massiveness of the learning displayed...the book is actually fun to browse through, and is one more blow (a knockout punch?) against the term Dark Ages." Richard W. Pfaff, Church History

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Archbishop Theodore
Abbot Hadrian
Theodore and Hadrian in England
The sources of the Canterbury biblical commentaries
The nature of the Canterbury biblical commentaries
The manuscripts
Texts and Translations
First commentary on the Pentateuch (PentI)
Supplementary commentary on Genesis, Exodus and the gospels (Gn-Ex-EvIa)
Second commentary on the gospels (EvII)
Commentary to the Texts: Appendices
Figures
Bibliography
Indexes
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ISBN: 9780521330893
ISBN-10: 0521330890
Series: Cambridge Studies in Anglo-Saxon England
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 628
Published: 27th January 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 4.0
Weight (kg): 1.09