1.Paul the Allegorist and Early Christian Exegesis
Impressed by Paul’s allegoresis, subsequent Christian interpreters took Paul’s exegetical offerings as orders to go and do likewise. These interpreters thought Paul had taught them how to scrutinize newly revealed meanings in received Judean writings, an exegetical pedagogy with apostolic authorisation. In what way is Patristic exegesis Pauline?
2.Reframing Greek Patristic Interpretation: Minor Prophets Commentaries as a Case Study.
A comparison of intepreters yields support for the abandonment of the critiqued-but-enduring Alexandria/Antioch paradigm as well as cautions against alternate reductions evident in the rhetorical explanations of Young et al. Commitment to the historicity of biblical narratives will be used as a test theme.
3. Questions of Christian Identity in the interpretation of the parable of the Good Samaritan.
The parable was read by those who wanted to refer the criticism directed in the parable at the worthies to the contemporary official church with bishops and presbyters. Correspondingly there are few interpretations of the parable from the early church. The jumping-off point is a writing to be ascribed to the Antiochene realm.: Pseudo-Chrysostom’s De non anathematizandis vivis vel defunctis.The sharp Alexandrian-Antiochene divide will be questioned.
4.Augustine: doctor of grace as doctor of laws.
In the light of the admission by Augustine that it took a while for the penny to drop in terms of the importance of a non-docetic account for the incarnation, the place of law as of real importance in the Christian life and community should not be so surprising.