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From Word Alone to Word and Spirit

Jason A. Springs

in Toward a Generous Orthodoxy: Prospects for Hans Frei's Postliberal Theology

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195395044
eISBN:
9780199866243
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195395044.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 7 clarifies and sharpens the cogency of Frei's claims about the plain sense and literal reading of Scripture, the topic on which Frei's thinking was most in progress at the time of his death. ... More


Conclusion: Reading Scripture in the Presence of the Past

John L. Thompson

in Writing the Wrongs: Women of the Old Testament among Biblical Commentators from Philo through the Reformation

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195137361
eISBN:
9780199834730
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137361.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

In using contemporary feminist questions and concerns as a lens with which to examine precritical commentators, one may argue that these traditional interpreters come off surprisingly well: they ... More


Augustine as a Reader of Galatians

Eric Plumer

in Augustine's Commentary on Galatians: Introduction, Text, Translation, and Notes

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2004
ISBN:
9780199244393
eISBN:
9780191601194
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199244391.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Drawing partly upon De Doctrina Christiana, partly upon other writings of Augustine, Ch. 4 examines the hermeneutical presuppositions with which Augustine approaches the Bible. Of these ... More


Didactic Theology

Paul C. Gutjahr

in Charles Hodge: Guardian of American Orthodoxy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199740420
eISBN:
9780199894703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199740420.003.0032
Subject:
Religion, Church History

Chapter thirty-two explores the Didactic Theology lectures Hodge offered from the mid-1840s through the early 1870s. Hodge based these lectures on the doctrinal teachings found in the Westminster ... More


Message: Saving Knowledge

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/9780199639557.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

Exegetical activity was not simply an opportunity to express various Christian convictions; it was also a moment to welcome divine resources that strengthened the faith. This chapter examines ... More


Catechesis: Sounding the Theme

Harrison Carol

in The Art of Listening in the Early Church

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199641437
eISBN:
9780191755651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199641437.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

This chapter examines the practice of early Christian catechesis, thorough key catechetical works from East and West, in order to trace how early Christians became, through baptismal initiation, what ... More


Introduction

Brannon Ellis

in Calvin, Classical Trinitarianism, and the Aseity of the Son

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199652402
eISBN:
9780191742002
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199652402.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Church History

This introductory chapter begins with a historical prologue on the significance of Calvin's ‘autothean’ controversies over whether the Son is, as God, self-existent (God a se or ‘of himself’; ... More


Boundaries (Part I): Interpretation among the Heterodox

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/9780199639557.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

The interpretation of commonly held Scriptures was the principal arena in which Origen contested with his chief religious adversaries, heterodox Christians and the Jews. He often constructed an ... More


The Shaping of Normative Discourse about Creator and Creation in Pre-Nicene Christianity

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/9780199660414.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Chapter 4 is an important transitional chapter, dealing at the outset with New Testament sources not only in their authoritative status, but in their historical and textual location “between” ... More


Oral Tradition in the History of Mediation

Paula McDowell

in The Invention of the Oral: Print Commerce and Fugitive Voices in Eighteenth-Century Britain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780226456966
eISBN:
9780226457017
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226457017.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

This chapter examines the long eighteenth-century interrogation of oral tradition, considering both post-Reformation theological debates and new secular uses of this idea. The question of tradition ... More


Irenaeus and Origen: A Christology of Manifestation

Brian E. Daley, SJ

in God Visible: Patristic Christology Reconsidered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2018
ISBN:
9780199281336
eISBN:
9780191746925
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199281336.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

Irenaeus wrote his two extant works chiefly to distinguish right faith from the various contemporary forms of “Gnostic” Christianity, which challenged the goodness and relevance of the material ... More


The Second Task: Relating the Parts to the Whole

Christopher Bryan

in Listening to the Bible: The Art of Faithful Biblical Interpretation

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199336593
eISBN:
9780199369423
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199336593.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

Those who assembled the canons did so believing that the texts had a relationship to each other, a belief that was clearly shared by some of those who wrote the texts. All the texts are concerned ... More


Reading God Right

Matthew W. Bates

in The Birth of the Trinity: Jesus, God, and Spirit in New Testament and Early Christian Interpretations of the Old Testament

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780198729563
eISBN:
9780191796432
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198729563.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Biblical Studies

The question of interpretative normativity is broached via an exploration of gnostic prosopological exegesis and the response of Irenaeus and others. Irenaeus exposed weaknesses in gnostic ... More


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