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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.

Lessons from the Leadership of Pope Francis

What lessons might we learn for our understanding of hierarchy and the nature of Christian leadership from the papacy of Francis 1? Are these transferable to an Irish Anglican Context?

Introduction

On the night of his election, Francis I[ 1 ]For the purpose of this essay, and the need for brevity, I will refer to Francis I / Pope Francis as Francis¬†emerged in his habitual black trousers and overcoat, and asked to be driven around the city to watch the celebrations. The next morning he wore the same garb to the chapel. Francis began the highest position of leadership of the Catholic Church as he meant to continue, turning centuries of papal lifestyle and tradition on its head Continue reading

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1. For the purpose of this essay, and the need for brevity, I will refer to Francis I / Pope Francis as Francis

Be transformed by the renewing of your minds

Christian Postgrad Conference, Dovedale, 2013

Maithrie introduced the conference, and asked the question: “What does God require of Christian Postgrads and academics?” She spoke on integrating Faith and Academic Life, and on the reality of God in our everyday environment. She challenged delegates with the thought that “from those to whom much is given, much is expected”, and proposed some ideas for renewing our minds and deepening our faith.

More information at the Conference Website.