The Language and Logic of the Bible: The Earlier Middle Ages

The Language and Logic of the Bible: The Earlier Middle Ages

by G. R. Evans
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521423937

ISBN-13: 9780521423939

Pub. Date: 10/28/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study looks at the assumptions within which students of the Bible in the West approached their reading, from Augustine to the end of the twelfth century, when new skills in grammar and logic made it possible to develop more refined critical methods and to apply fresh tools to the task.  See more details below

Overview

This study looks at the assumptions within which students of the Bible in the West approached their reading, from Augustine to the end of the twelfth century, when new skills in grammar and logic made it possible to develop more refined critical methods and to apply fresh tools to the task.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521423939
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
10/28/1991
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; List of ancient and mediaeval sources; Biographical notes; Introduction; Part I. The Background: 1. The monastic way; 2. Bible study in the schools; 3. A standard commentary: the Glossa Ordinaria; Part II. Lectio: Surface and Depths: 4. Words and things and numbers; 5. The historical sense and history; 6. Exegesis and the theory of signification; 7. Transference of meaning; Part III. Disputatio: 8. Questions; 9. Contradictory authorities; 10. A new approach to resolving contradictions; Conclusion; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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