Medieval Interpretation - Introduction to New Testament - Professor Dale B. Martin - Lecture 22 of 26 - Video-lecture

Video-lecture, History

Description: The principles of interpreting the New Testament in this course assume a historical critical perspective. The historical critical method of interpreting a text privileges the intended meaning of the ancient author, interpretation of a text's original audience, original language the text was written in, and the avoidance of anachronism. However, for most of the last two thousand years, this has not been the method of interpretation of the Bible. Pre-modern interpreters, such as Origen and Augustine, felt free to allegorize and use the text as they saw fit. It was only through the Reformation and other events in modern history that the historical critical method became the predominant method of interpretation Show more
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