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The Book of Genesis (The Bible in Medieval Tradition | BMT)

, 2015
ISBN: 9780802868459
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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.

Get more in this series with The Bible in Medieval Tradition (2 vols.).

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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

  • Title: The Book of Genesis (The Bible in Medieval Tradition | BMT)
  • Author: Joy A. Schroeder
  • Series: The Bible in Medieval Tradition
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Print Publication Date: 2015
  • Logos Release Date: 2016
  • Pages: 317
  • Era: era:byzantine
  • Language: English
  • Resources: 1
  • Format: Digital › Logos Research Edition
  • Subject: Bible. O.T. Genesis › Commentaries
  • ISBNs: 9780802868459, 0802868452
  • Resource Type: Bible Commentary
  • Metadata Last Updated: 2022-09-29T22:14:35Z

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Joy A. Schroeder a Lutheran pastor, specializes in the history of biblical interpretation. She is professor of church history at Trinity Lutheran Seminary and the Department of Religion and Philosophy at Capital University, Columbus, Ohio. She is the author of Deborah's Daughters: Gender Politics and Biblical Interpretation and several other books on the history of interpretation of scripture.

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