Tag: Biblical Exegesis

Origen among the Critics
Biblical Studies, Theology

Origen among the Critics

What has Alexandria—or Antioch, for that matter—to do with the Society of Biblical Literature? At first blush, it would seem like the quasi-scientific aspirations of source criticism, say, stand further from the exegetical habits of both Didymus the Blind and Theodore of Mopsuestia than either of their respective commentarial practices stood from one another. Theirs…

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A Jesus-Shaped Conscience
Christian Practice

A Jesus-Shaped Conscience

“Conscientious Objector.” That epitaph might aptly be placed on the life’s work of Jim Forest (1941-2022), the founder of the Orthodox Peace Fellowship and a prolific author. For decades he was a friend and co-laborer of some of the leading voices of Christian conscience in the United States, including Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and Daniel…

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“Based on a True Story”: An Approach to Reading the Scriptures
Theology

“Based on a True Story”: An Approach to Reading the Scriptures

by Rev. Dr. Cristofor Panaitescu A film inspired by a true story often has a good chance of receiving positive reviews and winning viewers’ hearts—along with high profits. But a film based on a true story often also engenders a great deal of controversy. There are the connotations of the term true that are at…

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“How Are You Feeling?” An Approach to Reading the Scriptures
Biblical Studies

“How Are You Feeling?” An Approach to Reading the Scriptures

by Rev. Dr. Cristofor Panaitescu After struggling for years longing for the ultimate way of understanding the Bible, I finally concluded that my struggling would have no end. I understood also that there was no ultimate way, but just a way. Watching television testimonies today often means hearing how people feel in different situations of…

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Reading Scripture

by Fr. John Behr  |  български  |  ελληνικά  |  ру́сский  |  српски There are indeed many ways in which Scripture is read, and there is also great deal of debate about this, both on a general level and also within scholarly circles. But there is a certain feature of the reading of Scripture which is absolutely fundamental…

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