Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture

Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture

by Frances M. Young
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

ISBN-10: 0521581532

ISBN-13: 9780521581530

Pub. Date: 04/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book challenges conventional accounts of early Christian exegesis of the bible by placing its interpretation in the context of the Graeco-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 emphasises

Overview

This book challenges conventional accounts of early Christian exegesis of the bible by placing its interpretation in the context of the Graeco-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 emphasises 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521581530
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; Part I. Exegesis and the Unity of the Scriptures: 1. Reception and appropriation; 2. The mind of scripture; Part II. The Bible as Classic: 3. Cultures and literatures; 4. The advent of scholarship; 5. Bible and culture; Part III. Language and Reference: 6. Reference and cross-reference; 7. The sacrament of language; 8 Allēgoria and theōria; 9. The question of method; Part IV. The Bible and the Life of Faith: 10. The contexts of interpretation; 11. The life of faith; 12. The theologian as exegete; Conclusion and retrospect: towards an outline historical account; Bibliography; Index of biblical references; Index of modern scholars; Index of subjects.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >