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Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church: An Historical Introduction to Patristic Exegesis
A comprehensive historical survey of patristic exegesis.Simonetti examines the changing understanding of the word of God in the early Church, and describes the individual authors and "schools" which were active in this development.First there is a study of the role of Scripture in the infant Church. Simonetti describes the use of Scripture in orthodox cir...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published February 14th 2002 by Bloomsbury T&T Clark
(first published January 1st 2002)
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This is a good book for someone who has a little knowledge of church history but wants to learn a bit more about biblical interpretation in the early church into the early Patristic era. Not a lot of quotes from the sources, but he gives a pretty good sense of the hermeneutical tendencies in the biblical commentators from the East and West of the first 5 Centuries of Christianity. Good introduction to the topic.