Monthly Archives: May 2016

Patristic Exegesis for a Post-modern World

Patristic Exegesis… is receiving renewed interest from proponents of Theological Interpretation. Discuss the relevance of pre-modern exegesis for post-modern exegesis from your perspective, and describe what use Patristic exegesis might be for your own ministry.

INTRODUCTION

We enter the task of exegesis, as those called to ministry, with reverence and holy fear. Exegesis may be described as that which

‚Ķopeneth the window, to let in the light, that breaketh the shell, that we may eat the kernel; that putteth aside the curtain, that we may look into the most Holy place; that removeth the cover of the well, that we may come by the water. [ 1 ]Orignal Preface 1611, The King James Version, 1611 <http://www.kjvbibles.com/kjpreface.htm> (Accessed April 2016)

Taken from the 1611 Original Preface to the King James Bible, and referring to the translation of the Word, it echoes perfectly the hope and desire of exegesis.[ 2 ]Translation, moreover, requires interpretation and exegesis. Continue reading

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1. Orignal Preface 1611, The King James Version, 1611 <http://www.kjvbibles.com/kjpreface.htm> (Accessed April 2016)
2. Translation, moreover, requires interpretation and exegesis.