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Paul, the Corinthians, and the birth of Christian hermeneutics

Author: Margaret Mary Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge univ Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"In a series of exchanges with the Corinthians in the mid-50s AD, Paul continually sought to define the meaning of his message, his body and his letters, at times insisting upon a literal understanding, at others urging the reader to move beyond the words to a deeper sense within. Proposing a fresh approach to early Christian exegesis, Margaret M. Mitchell shows how in the Corinthian letters Paul was fashioning the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Paul, the Apostle Saint.; Paul, the Apostle Saint.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Mary Mitchell
ISBN: 1107407079 9781107407077
OCLC Number: 851407957
Description: xiv, 178 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Corinthian diolkos: passageway to early Christian biblical interpretation --
The agôn of Pauline interpretation --
Anthropological hermeneutics between rhetoric and philosophy --
The mirror and the veil: hermeneutics of occlusion --
Visible signs, multiple witnesses: interpretative criteria in the agonistic paradigm --
Hermeneutical exhaustion and the end(s) of interpretation.
Responsibility: Margaret M. Mitchell.

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This book demonstrates how in the Corinthian letters Paul was fashioning the principles that later exegetes would use to interpret scripture.  Read more...

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Review of the hardback: 'This monograph is beautifully written. Margaret M. Mitchell builds upon her own extensive - indeed, famous studies of the Corinthian correspondence in creating a masterpiece. Read more...

 
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