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The Bible in Medieval Tradition: The Book of Genesis
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The Bible in Medieval Tradition: The Book of Genesis


Eerdmans 2015

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In this latest addition to the Bible in Medieval Tradition series, Joy Schroeder provides substantial excerpts from seven noteworthy medieval biblical interpreters who commented on Genesis between the ninth and fifteenth centuries. Now available in English for the first time and representing a chronological and geographical range of authors—including Hildegard of Bingen, Nicholas of Lyra, and Denis the Carthusian—these clear, readable translations illustrate the rich diversity of medieval approaches to biblical interpretation. The commentary covers the entire book of Genesis and includes an in-depth introduction by Schroeder that locates each of the medieval authors within his or her context.

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Key Features

  • Offers translations of rare medieval treatments of Genesis
  • Analyzes medieval culture and how it shaped biblical interpretation
  • Illustrates the rich diversity of medieval approaches to Genesis

Praise for the Print Edition

Delightful. . . . Including monastic and scholastic exegetes alike, this is a welcome anthology for anyone with an interest in medieval exegesis.

—Frans van Liere, director of medieval studies, Calvin College

Accompanied by Schroeder’s concise though comprehensive historical contextualization, these elegant translations of representative, though less familiar, medieval interpretations of Genesis are most welcome. Medieval exegesis remains enigmatic, poorly understood, and insufficiently explored, let alone mapped. This volume helpfully provides new signposts in the terrain.

—Boyd Taylor Coolman, associate professor, Boston College

Offers readers a richly rewarding encounter with the ‘cloud of witnesses’ who made up the world of medieval biblical commentators. . . . Diverse in voice, approach, and preoccupation, these authors display a rich texture of medieval speculation on, and fascination with, the sacred text. This impasto makes it possible for modern readers to read as medieval scholars did, opening up new avenues of exploration and reflection.

—Deborah L. Goodwin, associate professor, Gustavus Adolphus College

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About Joy A. Schroeder

Joy A. Schroeder is professor of church history at Trinity Lutheran Seminary, professor of religion at Capital University, and holder of the Bergener Chair of Theology and Religion at both schools in Columbus, Ohio.

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