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Exegesis and Interpretation in Victorinus' Commentaries

Stephen Andrew Cooper

in Marius Victorinus' Commentary on Galatians

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780198270270
eISBN:
9780191603396
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198270275.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses Victorinus’ commentary on Galatians in terms of its exegetical techniques and genre. These aspect of his work on Galatians are compared with both Christian and non-Christian ... More


The Tension between Literal Interpretation and Exegetical Freedom: Comparative Observations on Saadia's Method

Haggai Ben-shammai

in With Reverence for the Word: Medieval Scriptural Exegesis in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195137279
eISBN:
9780199849482
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195137279.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The exact number of biblical books which Saadia Gaon translated into Judeo-Arabic and interpreted in the same language is still debated among modern scholars. Suffice it to say here that Saadia had ... More


Further Observations on Radak's Use of Rabbinic Interpretations

Naomi Grunhaus

in The Challenge of Received Tradition: Dilemmas of Interpretation in Radak's Biblical Commentaries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199858408
eISBN:
9780199979899
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199858408.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

In addition to the ubiquitous polarized construct, Radak uses several other “dual interpretation” formats to offer peshat alongside derash. At times he appends a rabbinic tradition to a peshat ... More


Hart as Contextualist? Theories of Interpretation in Language and the Law

Ross Charnock

in Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199673667
eISBN:
9780191751769
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199673667.003.0062
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Philosophy of Law

One of the fundamental problems debated in linguistics and law is that of the ‘alleged priority’ of literal interpretation. In the law, there is a clear preference for what is called, vaguely, ... More


‘Keeping the Peace’: Donne, Augustine, and the Crisis of 1629

Katrin Ettenhuber

in Donne's Augustine: Renaissance Cultures of Interpretation

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199609109
eISBN:
9780191729553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609109.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter charts Donne's return to the Augustinian rhetoric of charity towards the end of his preaching career, in a Whitsunday sermon of 1629, delivered at St Paul's on Genesis 1.2. Donne mounted ... More


Creation in the Mirror of Scripture I: Patristic Approaches to the Genesis Creation Story

Paul M. Blowers

in Drama of the Divine Economy: Creator and Creation in Early Christian Theology and Piety

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199660414
eISBN:
9780191745980
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199660414.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter considers the various genres and modes of Hexaemeral interpretation and demonstrates the sophisticated patristic approaches to Genesis 1 as a “thick” and prophetic narrative.” A loose ... More


Specialization: The Elements of Philology

Peter W. Martens

in Origen and Scripture: The Contours of the Exegetical Life

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199639557
eISBN:
9780191738135
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199639557.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

This chapter examines one particular facet of the paideia encountered in the previous chapter, the interpreter's area of specialization, philology. It sketches this discipline as Origen understood ... More


Coming to Terms

Philip Jenkins

in The Next Christendom: The Coming of Global Christianity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195146165
eISBN:
9780199834341
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195146166.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter discusses the impact of demographic change (Southern population growth and Northern population decline) on the form of Christianity that is likely to be practiced in the future and ... More


Considering a Source-Oriented Alternative

C.J.W. Baaij

in Legal Integration and Language Diversity: Rethinking Translation in EU Lawmaking

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780190680787
eISBN:
9780190680817
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190680787.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

Three arguments point toward source-oriented EU Translation as the preferred alternative to current EU Translation practices. First, an original quantitative study of case law of the Court of Justice ... More


Methods of Reflecting on the Bible

John D. Early

in Maya and Catholic Cultures in Crisis

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813040134
eISBN:
9780813043838
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813040134.003.0014
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

This chapter describes the different methods of biblical reflection used as the basis of Action Catholicism among the Maya. It rejected a method that began with a literal interpretation of a biblical ... More


The Pythagorean Acusmata

Johan C. Thom

in Early Greek Ethics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198758679
eISBN:
9780191818592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198758679.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

The collection of sayings known as acusmata represent some of the earliest evidence for Pythagorean teaching. The sayings are therefore potentially of extreme importance in determining the ethics and ... More


Bede’s Temple in its Intellectual Context

Conor O'Brien

in Bede’s Temple: An Image and its Interpretation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780198747086
eISBN:
9780191809347
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198747086.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Bede’s interpretation of the temple was shaped by the library and educational environment at the monastery of Wearmouth-Jarrow. There his reading in patristics prepared him to apply a flexible, ... More


Pieces of Mind: The Proper Domain of Psychological Predicates

Carrie Figdor

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780198809524
eISBN:
9780191846861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198809524.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Science

Many people accept that chimpanzees, dolphins, and some other animals can think and feel. But these cases are just the tip of a growing iceberg. If biologists are right, fruit flies and plants make ... More


Imagining Religion: Portraits of Islamic Consciousness in Pakistan

Riaz Hassan

in Being Muslim in South Asia: Diversity and Daily Life

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780198092063
eISBN:
9780199082872
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198092063.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

Religious consciousness is a symbolic universe that gives expressions to deeply held religious beliefs. A product of interpretative communities of the past and present, this universe provides the ... More


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