(PUBEerdmans)The famous Jesuit cardinal sought to revitalize Catholic theology by studying patristic thought. "He is probably best known for his monumental four-volume L'exegese medievale, which is still essential reading,"---Catholic Library World. This volume probes the intricate meanings of fourfold allegory. 467 pages, softcover.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 467 Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Publication Date: 1998 Dimensions: 9.25 X 6.25 X 1 (inches)
ISBN: 0802841457 ISBN-13: 9780802841452 Availability: In Stock Series:Ressourcement
Originally published in French as Exighse midiivale, Henri de Lubac's multivolume study of medieval exegesis and theology has remained one of the most significant works of modern biblical studies. Available now for the first time in English, this long-sought-after volume is an essential addition to the library of those whose study leads them into the difficult field of biblical interpretation. The first volume in de Lubac's multivolume work begins his comprehensive historical and literary study of the way Scripture was interpreted by the church of the Latin Middle Ages. Examining the prominent commentators of the Middle Ages and their texts, de Lubac discusses the medieval approach to biblical interpretation that sought "the four senses" of Scripture, especially the dominant practice of attempting to uncover Scripture's allegorical meaning. Though Bible interpreters from the Enlightenment era on have criticized such allegorizing as part of the "naivete of the Middle Ages," de Lubac insists that a full understanding of this ancient Christian exegesis provides important insights for us today.