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Author Ludlow, Morwenna
Title Reading the Church Fathers
Imprint London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2011
©2011
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (173 pages)
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Note Intro -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgements -- Participants in the Conversation -- Foreword -- Abbreviations -- PART I: READING POSTMODERN READINGS OF THE FATHERS -- Chapter 1 Jean-Luc Marion's Reading of Dionysius the Areopagite: Hermeneutics and Reception History -- Chapter 2 Time and the Responsibilities of Reading: Revisiting Derrida and Dionysius -- Chapter 3 Seeing God in Bodies: Wolfson, Rosenzweig, Augustine -- PART II: READING POSTMODERN THINKERS IN PARALLEL WITH READING THE FATHERS -- Chapter 4 Emmanuel Levinas and Gregory of Nyssa on Reading, Desire and Subjectivity -- Chapter 5 The Combinatory Detour: The Prefix Sun- in Gregory of Nyssa's Production of Theological Knowledge -- PART III: READING THE FATHERS READING THEMSELVES -- Chapter 6 Text and Context: The Importance of Scholarly Reading. Gregory of Nyssa, CONTRA EUNOMIUM -- Chapter 7 Anatomy: Investigating the Body of Texts in Origen and Gregory of Nyssa -- Afterword: Conversations about Reading -- Bibliography -- Index
Reading the corpus of texts written by the Fathers of the Church has always been a core area in Christian theology. However, scholars and academics are by no means united in the question how these important but difficult authors should be read and interpreted. Many of them are divided by implicit (but often unquestioned) assumptions about the best way to approach the texts or by underlying hermeneutical questions about the norms, limits and opportunities of reading Ancient Christian writers. This book will raise profound hermeneutical questions surrounding the reading of the Fathers with greater clarity than it has been done before. The contributors to this volume are theologians and historians who have used contemporary post-modern approaches to illuminate the Ancien corpus of texts. The chapters discuss issues such as What makes a 'good' reading of a church Father? What constitutes a 'responsible' reading? Is the reading of the Fathers limited to a specialist audience? What can modern thinkers contribute to our reading of the Fathers?
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Ludlow, Morwenna Reading the Church Fathers London : Bloomsbury Publishing Plc,c2011 9780567538031
Subject Fathers of the church.;Theology -- Early works to 1800 -- Criticism, interpretation, etc.;Christian literature, Early -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
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