Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture

by Frances Young (Author) }


Format: Paperback

Vendor: Baker Academic

Publication Date: April 01, 2002

ISBN: 0801048168

ISBN-13: 9780801048166

Number of Pages: 340

Weight: 1.21 lb

Dimensions: 9 × 6 (inches)

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In this study of the influence of the late ancient educational system on patristic biblical exegesis, simplistic reductions to discrete methods (moral, typological, allegorical) and schools (Alexandrian, Antiochene) give way to a more nuanced appreciation. Professor Young\'s lucid study shows how early Christians used the interpretive tools of Greco-Roman culture to build an alternative Christian culture on the basis of the biblical text.

Author Info

Frances M. Young is Edward Cadbury Professor of Theology at the University of Birmingham, England.

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