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Tradition and Exegesis in Early Christian Writers

1st Edition

By C.P. Bammel


326 pages

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This collection of essays has two main themes. The first is unity and diversity in the pre-Constantinian church; the variety of traditions which came together to form main-stream Christianity as we know it. The second is biblical exegesis and its contribution to the history of ideas. Among the particular topics dealt with by Caroline Bammel are early attitudes towards the Gospel of St John; the thought of Origen, for instance on the subject of Jewish-Christian relations or, his Pauline exegesis; and the position of Augustine, especially in relation to Manchaeism and to the development of the Pelagian controversy.


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Table of Contents

Contents: The first resurrection appearance to Peter: John 21 and the Synoptics; Ignatian problems; Justin der Märtyrer; Herakleon; The state of play with regard to Hippolytus and the Contra Noetum; Peacemaking and religious tolerance in the Early Church; Die Einheit des Glaubens und die Mannigfaltigkeit der Bräuche in der christlichen Ãœberlieferung nach Irenäus; Die Bekehrung derjenigen, die schon Christen sind; The farewell discourse in patristic exegesis; Die Hexapla des Origenes: die hebraica ueritas im Streit der Meinungen; Law and Temple in Origen; Adam in Origen; Die Juden im Römerbriefkommentar des Origenes; Die Prophetie in der patristischen Exegese zum ersten Korintherbrief; Die Pauluskommentare des Hieronymus: die ersten wissenschaftlichen lateinischen Bibelkommentare?; Pauline exegesis, Manichaeism and philosophy in the early Augustine; Augustine, Origen and the exegesis of St Paul; Rufinus’ translation of Origen’s commentary on Romans and the Pelagian controversy; Index.

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