Learning the Language of ScripturePaleoJudaica posts on Origen's recently rediscovered Homilies on the Psalms are here and links and here. Posts on Origen's Hexapla are here and links, here, here, here, and here. Some other posts on Origen, his work and his theology, are here, here, here, and here.
Origen, Wisdom, and the Logic of Interpretation
Series: Studies in Systematic Theology, Volume: 24
Author: Mark Randall James
In Learning the Language of Scripture, Mark Randall James offers a new account of theological interpretation as a sapiential practice of learning the language of Scripture, drawing on recently discovered Homilies on the Psalms by the influential early theologian Origen of Alexandria (2nd-3rd c. C.E). Widely regarded as one of the most arbitrary interpreters, James shows that Origen’s appearance of arbitrariness is a result of the modern tendency to neglect the role of wisdom in scriptural interpretation. James demonstrates that Origen offers a compelling model of a Christian pragmatism in which learning and correcting linguistic practice is a site of the transformative pedagogy of the divine Logos.
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Publication Date: 18 Jan 2021
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