At first glance, it may seem strange that after more than two thousand years of biblical interpretation there are still major disagreements among biblical scholars about what the Jewish and Christian Scriptures say and about how one is to read and understand them. Yet the range of interpretive approaches now available is the result both of the richness of the biblical texts themselves and of differences in the worldviews of the communities and individuals who have sought to make the Scriptures relevant to their own time and place.
A History of Biblical Interpretation provides detailed and extensive studies of the interpretation of the Scriptures by Jewish and Christian writers throughout the ages. Written by internationally renowned scholars, this multi-volume work comprehensively treats the many different methods of interpretation, the many important interpreters who have written in various eras, and the many key issues that have surfaced repeatedly over the long course of biblical interpretation.
Volume 2 focuses on biblical interpretation from the end of the ancient period of Western Civilization through the Reformation. An extensive introduction and overview covers biblical interpretation within the various traditions, including Jewish, Eastern Orthodox Christianity, and Western Christianity. From the Middle Ages through the Renaissance and on to the Reformation, touching on Luther, Melanchthon, Calvin and others, this volume will soon become a standard resource on the history of biblical interpretation.
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