Antiochene Theoria in the Writings of Theodore of Mopsuestia by Richard J. Perhai

By Richard J. Perhai

Biblical students have usually contrasted the exegesis of the early church fathers from the jap quarter and “school” of Syrian Antioch opposed to that of the college of Alexandria. The Antiochenes have usually been defined as strictly historical-literal exegetes not like the allegorical exegesis of the Alexandrians. Patristic students now problem these stereotypes, a few even arguing that few alterations existed among the 2 groups.

This paintings consents that either colleges have been inquisitive about a literal and religious analyzing. yet, it additionally attempts to teach, via research of Theodore and Theodoret’s exegesis and use of the time period theoria, that how they built-in the literal-theological readings usually remained particularly unique from the Alexandrians. For the Antiochenes, the time period theoria didn't suggest allegory, yet as a substitute stood for a number of perceptions—prophetic, christological, and modern. it really is in those insights that we discover the deep knowledge to aid glossy readers interpret Scripture theologically.

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