This book challenges conventional accounts of early Christian exegesis of the Bible by placing its interpretation in the context of the Greco-Roman world. Professor Young describes how the Jewish scriptures were taken over, added to and reinterpreted as part of the process of forming the identity of the new Christian qraceq with its distinct culture. Young emphasizes the importance of the way education was based on literature in the Roman Empire, and demonstrates how the methods and assumptions then taken for granted shaped Christian exegesis of scripture.Also taken for granted is the use of cross-reference in exercising rational assessment of appropriate reference. ... Adding Colossions 2.19, Tyconius argues that what grows is not the head, for the head is the same from the beginning.a Insteadanbsp;...
|Title||:||Biblical Exegesis and the Formation of Christian Culture|
|Author||:||Frances M. Young|
|Publisher||:||Cambridge University Press - 1997-04-28|