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Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture - Frances Margaret Young

Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture

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Published: 20th December 2007
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This book challenges conventional accounts of early Christian exegesis of the Bible by placing its interpretation in the context of the Greco-Roman world. Professor Young describes how the Jewish scriptures were taken over, added to and reinterpreted as part of the process of forming the identity of the new Christian "race" with its distinct culture. Young emphasizes the importance of the way education was based on literature in the Roman Empire, and demonstrates how the methods and assumptions then taken for granted shaped Christian exegesis of scripture.

"This is a deep and wise book that will interest and challenge any student of the history of exegesis." Thomas A. Smith, Religious Studies Review "...this is an impressive and important book." John Behr, ST. Vladimir's Theological Quarterly "Those who follow and admire the work of Frances Young will welcome this new work on patrisic exegesis. This book...offers a comprehensive analysis of the pervasive presence of the Bible in emerging Christian culture. ...worth reading..." John J. O'Keefe, Journal of Early Christian Studies "Biblical Exegesis impresses the reader with its sheer breadth...It is Young's study of the Antiochene tradition and the breadth and richness of her work which makes Biblical Exegesis a truly important book." Michael Murrin, The Journal of Religion "This demanding and rewarding book explicates the enormous impact of biblical exegesis on early Christian culture. One should not approach that exegesis without it." Church History

Preface
List of abbreviations
Introduction
Exegesis and the Unity of the Scriptures
Reception and appropriation
The mind of scripture
The Bible as Classic
Cultures and literatures
The advent of scholarship
Bible and culture
Language and Reference
Reference and cross-reference
The sacrament of language
All+┬┐goria and theoria
The question of method
The Bible and the Life of Faith
The contexts of interpretation
The life of faith
The theologian as exegete
Conclusion and retrospect: towards an outline historical account
Bibliography
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ISBN: 9780521045131
ISBN-10: 0521045134
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 20th December 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.5