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The School of Antioch

Biblical Theology and the Church in Syria


Edited By Vahan S. Hovhanessian

The School of Antioch: Biblical Theology and the Church in Syria contains the latest conclusions and findings of academic research by specialized biblical scholars in biblical theology of the Church in the East commonly referred to as the School of Antioch. This collection of essays will be of special interest to scholars of theology and religion, including those interested in the fields of hermeneutics, Apocrypha, Chrysostom, Orthodox Eastern Christianity, and Eastern Christianity.
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The essays in this volume on The Bible in the Orthodox Tradition reflect the principles and perspectives of the “school” of Antioch (4th-5th centuries). A brief summary of contemporary scholarship on Antiochian1heremeneutics will provide the context for the collection of essays that appear in this volume.

Since the early 1990s, there has been a rising interest in Antiochene exegesis among biblical and patristic scholars. Brevard Childs observed the motivations and issues that have driven scholars to revise their understanding of Antiochian exegesis:

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