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The School of Antioch

Biblical Theology and the Church in Syria

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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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Introduction

1      Alternate spellings of “Antiochian” or “Antiochene” are not uniformly applied in the literature, but refer to the same tradition nevertheless. I am following “Antiochian” here to accommodate the title of the volume of this book.

2      Brevard Childs, The Struggle to Understand Isaiah as Christian Scripture (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Company, 2004), p. 130. The article he refers to is Bradley Nassif, “The ‘Spiritual Exegesis’ of Scripture: The School of Antioch Revisited,” Anglican Theological Review (Vol. LXXV: 4, 1993).

3      ‘Spiritual Exegesis’ in the School of Antioch,” Bradley Nassif in New Perspectives on Historical Theology: Essays in Memory of John Meyendorff, Foreword by Henry Chadwick, Edited by Bradley Nassif (Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1996), 344-377. The article extensively examines the contributions of only nine authorities who have written on this subject over the past century, and critiques the secondary literature in which the subject appears.

4      Bradley Nassif, “Antiochene Θεωρíα in John Chrysostom's Exegesis” in The Bible in the Eastern and Oriental Orthodox Churches” ed. Vahan Hovanhessian (New York, New York: Peter Lang Publishers, 2009).

5      Donald Fairbairn, Grace and Christology in the Early Church (New York, New York: Oxford University Press, 2003).

6      For example, S. Hidal, “Exegesis of the Old Testament in the Antiochene School with its Prevalent Literal and Historical Method,” in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament: A History of Its Interpretation, vol. 1/1 (Gottengen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 1996), 543-568; A. M. Schor, “Theodoret...

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