Interpretation of Scripture: Practice

Interpretation of Scripture: Practice

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  • Included in: Victorine Texts in Translation
  • Published: October 13, 2015
  • Publisher: Brepols Publishers
  • Page count: 563
  • ISBN: 2503553125
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Interpretation of Scripture: Practice

This volume contains commentaries and examples of biblical exegesis by Hugh and Andrew of Saint Victor, Sermons by Richard of Saint Victor and Maurice of Sully, the Quaestiones in divina pagina by Robert of Melun, Richard's invective against judaizers, De Emmanuele, and a poetic paraphrase of Ruth by Leonius of Saint Victor, encompassing the broad range of biblical exegetical practice at the abbey.

Thanks to the pathbreaking work of Beryl Smalley, more than a half century ago, today we recognize the central place of the so-called School of Saint Victor in the history of biblical exegesis. By the mid-twelfth century, the abbey had gained a reputation for solid Christian teaching, with an emphasis on biblical studies and history. This volume contains commentaries and examples of biblical exegesis by Hugh and Andrew of Saint Victor, Sermons by Richard of Saint Victor and Maurice of Sully, the Quaestiones in divina pagina by Robert of Melun, Richard's invective against judaizers, De Emmanuele, and a poetic paraphrase of Ruth by Leonius of Saint Victor, encompassing the broad range of biblical exegetical practice at the abbey.

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