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eBook Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church: An Historical Introduction to Patristic Exegesis download ISBN: 0567095576
Author: Manlio Simonetti
Publisher: Bloomsbury T & T Clark; First edition (May 1, 1992)
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Simonetti has does an stellar job of compiling diverse data in a very understandable form discussions centered on the interpretation of the messianic passages in the Old Testament".

Simonetti has does an stellar job of compiling diverse data in a very understandable form. His treatment of Origen was particularly helpful, along with his emphasis upon how the interpretive methods of the patristics, though differing greatly from moderns, were no less valuable to the church in their insights and applications than those gained by modern exegetical means. One person found this helpful discussions centered on the interpretation of the messianic passages in the Old Testament" (p 9). Most of all, early Christianity relied on typology.

A comprehensive historical survey of patristic exegesis. Simonetti examines the changing understanding of the word of God in the early Church, and describes the individual authors and "schools" which were active in this development

A comprehensive historical survey of patristic exegesis. Simonetti examines the changing understanding of the word of God in the early Church, and describes the individual authors and "schools" which were active in this development. First there is a study of the role of Scripture in the infant Church. Simonetti describes the use of Scripture in orthodox circles, drawing comp A comprehensive historical survey of patristic exegesis. Simonetti examines the changing understanding of the word of God in the early Church, and describes the individual authors and "schools" which were.

Manlio Simonetti, Anders Bergquist, Markus Bockmuehl. A comprehensive historical survey if patristic exegesis. Simonetti examines the changing understanding of the Word of God in the early Church, and describes the individual authors and 'schools' who wre active in this development. Simonetti describes the use of Scripture in orthodox circles, drawing comparisons from the Gnostic world.

book by Manlio Simonetti. A comprehensive historical survey of patristic exegesis

book by Manlio Simonetti.

Manlio Simonetti (2 May 1926 – 2 November 2017) was an Italian scholar of Patristics and the history of Biblical . Biblical interpretation in the early church: an historical introduction to patristic exegesis, Edinburgh: T&T Clark, 1994, ISBN 0567095576. Le scienze patristiche oggi.

Manlio Simonetti (2 May 1926 – 2 November 2017) was an Italian scholar of Patristics and the history of Biblical interpretation. Questioni fondamentali di contenuto e di metodo", Vetera Christianorum (in Italian), Bari: Edipuglia, 1: 5–15, 2009. Author: Manlio Simonetti. Publisher: Continuum. Publication Date: 2002. Pages: 168. About Manlio Simonetti

A comprehensive historical survey of patristic exegesis. About Manlio Simonetti. Manlio Simonetti teaches at the University of Rome and the ‘Augustinianum,’ the Patristic Institute in Rome.

A comprehensive historical surveyof patristic exegesis. Simonetti concludes with a study of developments in the Eastern and Western Church in the later 5th and 6th centuries

A comprehensive historical surveyof patristic exegesis. Simonetti examines the changing understanding of hte Word of God in the early Church, and describes the individual authors and 'schools' who were active in this development. Simonetti concludes with a study of developments in the Eastern and Western Church in the later 5th and 6th centuries. A final section provides a theological perspective through a study of the theological interpretation of Scripture in the patristic era. Ask a Question.

Through this Handbook of Patristic Exegesis, the reader will obtain a balanced and cohesive picture of the Early Church. Apart from a general introduction to the major topics in this field, it contains essays by leading patristic scholars on the most important Church Fathers, such as Augustine, Irenaeus, Origen, Gregory of Nyssa, and others.

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Edited by Anders Bergquist and Markus Bockmuehl

A comprehensive historical survey of patristic exegesis.

Simonetti examines the changing understanding of the word of God in the early Church, and describes the individual authors and "schools" which were active in this development.

First there is a study of the role of Scripture in the infant Church. Simonetti describes the use of Scripture in orthodox circles, drawing comparisons from the Gnostic world. There follows an examination of Eastern exegesis in the 4th and 5th centuries (Eusebius, the Antiochian School, the Cappadocians, and later developments in Alexandria), and an examination of Western exegesis in the same period (including detailed discussions of Jerome and Augustine). Simonetti concludes with a study of developments in the Eastern and Western Church in the later 5th and 6th centuries.

A final section provides a theological perspective through a study of the theological interpretation of Scripture in the patristic era.

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NiceOne
Simonetti has created an excellent piece on early Christian interpretation. He does an excellent job juxtaposing the major schools of interpretation (Antioch and Alexandria) as well as providing an insight on other significant places of thought (e.g. Western interpretation). He reveals the hermeneutic of all the major players including Origin, Chrysostom, Augustine, Clement, Clement of Rome, Jerome, Dionysius etc.

This book is great because it plainly states how the early church developed exegetically and textually without allowing the protagonist's reputation to usurp the truth. Simonetti also provides reasons as to why each protagonist exhibited their hermeneutic. Gnosticism amongst other heresies as well as Platonic and Jewish hermeneutics are also traced to give the reader a better understanding of how and why things unfolded exegetically.

Overall this is a great book for those studying or are interested in Biblical hermeneutic history. The book is not overly long and is full of examples. Overall this book is worthy of 4.5 stars!
Kefym
Excellent book. Simonetti has does an stellar job of compiling diverse data in a very understandable form. His treatment of Origen was particularly helpful, along with his emphasis upon how the interpretive methods of the patristics, though differing greatly from moderns, were no less valuable to the church in their insights and applications than those gained by modern exegetical means.
Cozius
To understand scripture properly, it is important to know how those who wrote scripture interpreted it.

"The earliest Old Testament interpretation was predominatly oral, and only began to be fixed at a later stage" (p 3). The Dead Sea Scrolls have added to our knowledge of pesher. Philo stressed allegory,for example by seeing the "Temple in Jerusalem symbolises the world" (p 7).

Early Christianity would take much of the kinds of interpretation used by Second Temple Jews and expand them. Indeed, the epistles and gospels in the New Testament "show widespread signs of ...discussions centered on the interpretation of the messianic passages in the Old Testament" (p 9). Most of all, early Christianity relied on typology.

Stephen's speech in Acts, for example, shows that the entire history of the Jews is being reconsidered in light of the resurrection of Jesus. Paul also refines interpretation by "typos". "Paul's terminology...enjoyed immense success and became the authentic Christian way of reading the Old Testament--typology" (p 12). One clear example of this would be seeing Moses with his hands extended during battle an early typos of the cross. The battle could only be won when Moses, a typos of Christ, stood in the form of a cross.

When Irenaeus was confronted by Gnostic heresy he utilized typos, or allegory, even though he could see the twisted use the Gnostics made of the same kind of interpretation. As the Gnostic interpretation became ever more convoluted and odd, Irenaeus "resorted to the principle of authority: the authenticity and antiquity of the Catholic interpretation of Scripture" (p 24).

Clement believed scripture to be the word of God. He argued that there were four types of interpretation of the bible: the historical, legislative, religious ceremonial, and the highest, the epopteia. Clement, who was heavily influenced by Philo, would influence in his turn Origen.

Oddly, although Origen "whose name is a byword for the use of allegory, is also the same person who gave much more weight than ever before to the literal sense" (p 44). Soon after, Pophyry would begen the attack on Origen with what Pophyry believed was arbitrary allegorization.

By the 4th century the Antiochene school was antagonistic to allegory. Theodore of Mopsuestia would later use typoi of events and see "the liberation of the Jews from Egypt as a prefiguration of the death of Christ and liberation from sin, and explain that the events of the Old Testament are typoi of those in the New Testament if they have some similarity with them" (p 69).
Raelin
Professor Manlio Simonetti, as one of great theologians in our age, tries to give a distinction, first of all, some problematic terminologies(e.g. allegoria & allegorein, typology, tropology & Allegoria, etc.) which have caused so many theological problems and prejudices to theologians, especially, to protestant world's.And explains us the specific usages of exegetical methods by the Patristic exegesis on the Holy Bible under the prism of historical experience of the Church.It is not a complete research for the exegetic, however, readers can find a profound and penetrating academic theological approach of the author to the subject.