By Frances M. Young
This e-book 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 id of the recent Christian "race" with its distinctive tradition. younger emphasizes the significance of how schooling was once in keeping with literature within the Roman Empire, and demonstrates how the tools and assumptions then taken without any consideration formed Christian exegesis of scripture.
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Examples will elucidate what I mean: (I) The statement, 'This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased', and other texts indicating that the Father's only-begotten Word is in his 7 De decretis 10; Opitz, p. 9; NPNF, 2nd series, vol. IV, p. 156. 4–6; Opitz, p. 9; NPNF, 2nd series, vol. IV, p. 156. 4; Opitz, p. 10; NPNF, 2nd series, vol. IV, p. 157. 55; Rom. 34; Col. 11 Yet further scriptural material indicates that he who has seen the Son has seen the Father. Athanasius concludes that the inseparability of Father and Son is indicated in a parabolic way: how can the radiance be separated from the source of light?
How would they 'follow' a text, presumably read piecemeal according to some kind of lectionary system? How would they retain a sense of direction and overview as each extract was heard? Some centuries later, the need to summarise scripture is made quite explicit by Cyril of Jerusalem, faced with his class of catechumens and the pressure to 're-educate' the masses of the Roman Empire. In that day, church buildings would begin to be covered with the visual representation of biblical narrative in mural and mosaic, rivalling the traditional art of the Roman world which had communicated the heroes and tales of the ancient pagan culture.
34; Col. 11 Yet further scriptural material indicates that he who has seen the Son has seen the Father. Athanasius concludes that the inseparability of Father and Son is indicated in a parabolic way: how can the radiance be separated from the source of light? Even this is grounded in texts about the 'brightness of his glory'. The assumption, then, is that the whole argument is scriptural, whereas the opposition is charged with forming ideas which are not in scripture. 12 He asserts that they seem to have a wrong understanding of this passage.
Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture by Frances M. Young