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Engaging Augustine on Romans (Paperback)
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Engaging Augustine on Romans (Paperback)

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Part of the series "Romans Through History and Culture", this book explores Augustine's hermeneutics. His reliance on biblical interpretation as a pillar of Christian life is examined in light of his writings on a single book: Paul's Letter to the Romans. One contributor to the anthology also looks at the effect of Augustine's readings of Paul have had on Pauline critical studies.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781563384073
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 415 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 16 mm


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impressively learned collection The present excellent volume may perhaps inspire further studies of Augustine s Pauline exegesis, perhaps involving a comparison of Pelegius Romans commentary, following on from Theodore de Bruyn? In the meantime, we may be grateful to the contributors to this collection. Gerald Bonner, Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Vol. 55/3, July 2004
"One of the unique features of this text is that all of the articles explore a 'tripolar' approach to Augustine's interpretations of Romans. The three poles can briefly be categorized as scriptural texts, the interpreter's horizon, and the interpreter's theological reasoning, beliefs, and practices. These three poles correspond to the analytical, hermeneutical, and contextual frames that the editors signal with a bold, capitalized A, C, or H throughout the volume. This textual feature is not just an interesting editorial feature but greatly enhances the value and usefulness of this book." -David P. Parris, Review of Biblical Literature
What is novel here is that what is normally implicit is put up front. Working from this explication, the introduction provides a valuable tool for understanding patristic exegesis. The notes are copious and well researched, and the book is well indexed, covering biblical and Augustinian citations and other ancient authors as well as modern. Anglican Theological Review
One of the unique features of this text is that all of the articles explore a tripolar approach to Augustine s interpretations of Romans. The three poles can briefly be categorized as the scriptural text, the interpreter s horizon, and the interpreter s theological reasoning, beliefs, and practices. These three poles correspond to the analytical, hermeneutical, and contextual frames that the editors signal with a bold, capitalized A, C, or H throughout the volume. This textual feature is not just an interesting editorial feature but greatly enhances the value and usefulness of this book The essays allow us to engage Augustine in a manner that helps us to grasp his interpretative moves and illuminate the interpretive processes and choices we make as well. Review of Biblical Literature, 3/04--David P. Parris "Review of Biblical Literature "
"This book contains pathbreaking essays that throw light both on Augustine's biblical hermeneutic and on Paul's letter to the Romans. While confirming Krister Stendahl's hunch that Augustine was an instigator of the problematic theory that Paul had an "introspective conscience," this book elaborates the many ways contemporary scholars can learn from the great church father. In the words of one of the editors, Augustine proves to be "an excellent reading companion" for current interpreters of Paul."--Sanford Lakoff
"This book brings together for the first time a number of important essays dealing with Augustine's interpretation of The Letter of Paul to the Romans. The distinguished authors have taken into account both Augustine's own reading of Paul and our understanding of that reading today in the light of a century's work on patristic exegesis. The result is a clear, authoritative volume, which will serve the needs of both students and advanced scholars." Brian Stock, Professor of History and Literature, University of Toronto--Sanford Lakoff

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