Medieval Readings of Romans
This sixth volume of the Romans through History and Culture series consists of 14 contributions by North-American and European medievalists and Pauline scholars who discuss significant readings of Romans through the twelfth and thirteenth centuries to the eve of the Reformation. The commentaries of Abelard, William of St. Thierry, Thomas Aquinas, and Nicolas of Lyra, and the wider influence of Romans as reflected in the letters of Heloise and the works of Dante demonstrate the reception of Romans at this period. Starting with an introduction inviting the reader to into the biblical environment of the Middle Ages and suggesting the varied ways in which Paul was understood in both high clerical culture and among the people; it also offers a summary of the work done by each of the authors. This volume attests the dominant role of scripture in communal life and witnesses to the pervasive influence of Paul's letter to the Romans in the flourishing discussions on Scripture and theology.
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William S. Campbell, Reader in Biblical Studies, University of Wales, is author of Paul's Gospel in Inter-Cultural Context (1992) and is Editor of Journal of Beliefs and Values.
Table Of Contents
- Introduction: Paul's Letter To The Romans In The Middle Ages -; Peter S.hawkins, Boston University; Brenda D.schildgen University Of California, Davis; Romans In The Twelfth Century; 1. Another Look At Abelard's Commentary On Romans 3:26 - H.lawrence Bond Appalachian State University, North Carolina; 2. Romans As Read In School And Cloister In The Twelfth-century: The Commentaries Of Peter Abelard And William Of Saint Thierry - Jean Doutre L'abbaye Cistercienne Notre-dame Du Lac Situated In Oka, Quebec, Canada; 3. Female Monasticism In The Twelfth Century: Peter Abelard, Heloise, And Paul's Letter To The Romans - Brenda D. Schildgen University Of California, Davis; 4. Medieval Readings Of Old And New Law: From Sacra Pagina To Sacra Doctrina - Ian Christopher Levy Lexington Theological Seminary, Kentucky; Romans In The Thirteenth Century; 5. The Love Of Learning And The Desire For God In Thomas Aquinas's Commentary On Romans - Thomas F. Ryan St. Thomas University, Florida; 6. Dante, St. Paul, And The Epistle To The Romans - Peter S. Hawkins Boston University; Responses To Papers; 7. Abelard's Interpretation Of Romans: Response To Jean Doutre - Charles H. Cosgrove Northern Baptist Theological Seminary, Illinois; 8. Comparative Methods And The Rhetorical-theological Presence Of Romans In Dante: Response To Peter S. Hawkins - William Franke Vanderbilt University, Nashville; 9. Response To H.lawrence Bond, Ian C. Levy, And Thomas F.ryan - James D.g.dunn University Of Durham, Uk; 10. Response To H.lawrence Bond, Ian C. Levy, And Thomas F.ryan - Philip D.w.krey Lutheran Theological Seminary Philadelphia; Romans On The Eve Of The Reformation; 11. First In Knowledge Of Divine Law: The Jews And The Old Law In Nicholas Of Lyra's Romans Commentary - Deeana Copeland Klepper Boston University; 12. Romans Commentaries In The Later Middle Ages - Mark W. Elliott University Of St. Andrews, Uk; Conclusion: Reading Romans In Conversation With Medieval Interpreters: The Challenge Of Cross-fertilization -; William S. Campbell University Of Wales Lampeter,uk.