Biblical Interpretation in the Russian Orthodox Church
BeschreibungAlexander Negrov surveys the development of biblical interpretation within the history of the Russian Orthodox church from the Kiev period (tenth to thirteenth centuries) until the Synodal period (1721-1917). He presents a coherent analysis of the essential elements of Orthodox biblical hermeneutics as it developed over a period of several centuries which were critical to the defining of the Orthodox church and he also provides a case study of the hermeneutical approach to the New Testament of D. I. Bogdashevskii (1861-1933). The main hermeneutical features of the Russian Orthodox church show that the church and tradition are the indispensable guides to the understanding of Scripture. Christ is considered as the beginning, centre, and end of biblical interpretation and exegesis is based upon cooperation between the Holy Spirit and the human interpreter. The church demands reading of the Scriptures guided by church dogmatics as well as a multi-discipline approach to the text.
Untertitel: A Historical and Hermeneutical Perspective. 'Beiträge zur historischen Theologie'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Mohr Siebeck GmbH & Co. K
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2008