The Language and Logic of the Bible: The Road to Reformation

The Language and Logic of the Bible: The Road to Reformation

by G. R. Evans


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This is a sequel to the author's The Language and Logic of the Bible: The Earlier Middle Ages. The period of the reformation saw immense changes of approach to the study of the Bible, which in turn brought huge consequences. This book, seeking to show the direction of endeavour of such study in the last medieval centuries, examines the theory of exegesis, practical interpretation, popular Bible study and preaching, and looks especially at the areas of logic and language in which the scholars of the period had considerable expertise. The condemnation of the scholastics has tended to sink with them a proper recognition of what they achieved. In looking forward to the reformation, Dr Evans demonstrates a greater continuity of attitude than has often been allowed and describes how the enquiries of later medieval scholars opened out into the explorations of the sixteenth century made by Protestant and Roman Catholic thinkers alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521092937
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/08/2009
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. Scripture's divine warrant: 1. 'Scripture hath for its author God himself'; 2. The human authors of Scripture; 3. Handing on and explanations; 4. Sola scripture; 5. Towards private judgement: 'The children of God spy out their father'; Part II. The rules of interpretation: 6. The ground rules; 7. The literal sense; 8. Vis vocis; Part III. Practical Interpretation: 9. The Text; 10. Lecturing; 11. Questions; 12. Preaching the Word.

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