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John Calvin and the grounding of interpretation : Calvin's first commentaries

Author: R Ward Holder
Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006.
Series: Studies in the history of Christian traditions, v. 127.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book considers John Calvin's interpretation of the Pauline epistles, discussing his interpretive method and the link between biblical interpretation and correct doctrine. It introduces a division between doctrinal hermeneutics and textual exegetical rules clarifying Calvin's relationship to the antecedent and subsequent traditions."--Page 4 of cover.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Jean Calvin; Jean Calvin; Paulus, <Apostel>; Jean Calvin; Paulus, <Apostel>; Jean Calvin
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R Ward Holder
ISBN: 9004149260 9789004149267
OCLC Number: 62782296
Description: x, 311 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. Readers and readings --
A moment for method --
Calvin and scripture --
Calvin and history --
Calvin and the church --
Conclusion --
2. Hermeneutical principles --
Hierarchical epistemology --
Scripture's authority --
God's accommodation --
Unity of the two testaments --
The mind of the author --
Hermeneutical circles --
Edification --
Example of hermeneutical process --
Conclusion --
3. Exegetical practices --
Paraphrase --
Contextual interpretation --
Scripture interprets scripture --
Tradition's possibilities --
The stance of humility --
Simplicity's sake --
Exegesis' goal --
fuller meaning --
Conclusion --
4. Scopus Scripturae, interpretation's aim --
Scripture's Scopus --
Jesus Christ --
Christ and faith's reception --
Calvin's theological center --
Doctrina et Communitas --
Conclusion --
5. Tradition received through fire --
Augustine's interpretation --
Augustine's prodigal heir? --
Conclusion --
6. Reception through transformation --
Calvin transforming Augustine --
Calvin, transforming tradition --
Religionis per Ignis --
Conclusion --
7. Traditions renewed --
Calvin's tasks --
Calvin's circle: Scripture, history, and church --
Understanding or eisegesis? --
Conclusion --
the reception of tradition.
Series Title: Studies in the history of Christian traditions, v. 127.
Responsibility: by R. Ward Holder.

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