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Published: 05 January 2012

294 Pages


ISBN: 9780199639557

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Origen and Scripture

The Contours of the Exegetical Life

Peter W. Martens

Oxford Early Christian Studies

  • First major monograph on Origen's approach to biblical interpretation in over twenty-five years
  • Models a new, biographical approach to studying the history of biblical interpretation
  • Argues that ideal interpreters, for Origen, embarked upon a way of life through the study of Scripture that culminated in the everlasting contemplation of God
  • Suggests Origen's model of exegesis as a refreshing counterpoint for contemporary methods of exegesis