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Divine meaning : studies in patristic hermeneutics

Author: Thomas F Torrance
Publisher: Edinburgh, Scotland : T & T Clark, 1995.
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"This study is concerned with the way in which exploratory or 'heuristic' science developed in the early centuries of the Christian Church and became an integral part of biblical interpretation. The great theologians sought to understand the biblical foundations of the Faith through new modes of careful inquiry in which they tried to penetrate the inner truth and structure of a subject in order that it might  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas F Torrance
ISBN: 0567097099 9780567097095
OCLC Number: 33012059
Description: 439 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : biblical hermeneutics and general hermeneutics --
The complex background of biblical interpretation --
Phusikos kai theologikos : St Paul and Athenagoras at Athens --Kerygmatic proclamation of the gospel : Irenaeus, The demonstration of apostolic preaching --
Dramatic proclamation of the gospel : Melito of Sardis, Homily on the Passion --
Early patristic interpretation of the Holy Scriptures --
The hemeneutics of Clement of Alexandria --
Athanasius : a study in the foundations of classical theology --
The hermeneutics of Athanasius --
The Greek conception of space in the background of early Christian theology --
The relation of the Incarnation to space in Nicene theology --
The logic and analogic of biblical and theological statements in the Greek fathers --
Transition to the West : the interpretation of biblical and theological statements according to Hilary of Poitiers.
Responsibility: Thomas F. Torrance.

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"This study is concerned with the way in which exploratory or 'heuristic' science developed in the early centuries of the Christian Church and became an integral part of biblical interpretation. The great theologians sought to understand the biblical foundations of the Faith through new modes of careful inquiry in which they tried to penetrate the inner truth and structure of a subject in order that it might disclose and interpret itself to them. In this activity, biblical interpretation, and theological and scientific inquiry were closely intertwined. Patristic hermeneutics drew upon and influenced basic scientific questioning which both transformed biblical interpretation and left its mark upon the whole history of thought. It is to this rigorous mode of biblical interpretation blended with constructive theological questioning to which we need to return today. Professor Torrance contends that it is the cross-fertilisation between theological and scientific hermeneutic that helps us understand more deeply the truths of divine revelation mediated to us through the Holy Scriptures."--Jacket.

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