IMC 2007: Sessions

Session 1226: Interpreting Medieval Exegesis: Methods, Contexts, and Contents of Biblical Commentary, III - Sources and Influences

Wednesday 11 July 2007, 14.15-15.45

Sponsor:Society for the Study of the Bible in the Middle Ages
Organiser:Ineke van 't Spijker, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Moderator/Chair:Ineke van 't Spijker, Clare Hall, University of Cambridge
Paper 1226-aWhat Is Augustinian in Richard of Saint Victor's Teaching on Contemplation?
(Language: English)
Carmen Angela Cvetković, University of St Andrews
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Theology
Paper 1226-bChristian Hebraism in 13th-Century Oxford
(Language: English)
Eva de Visscher, Oriel College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Manuscripts and Palaeography, Theology
Paper 1226-cFrom Literal Sense to Antiquarianism: Biblical Exegesis from Peter Comestor to Bishop Ussher
(Language: English)
Frans van Liere, Department of History, Calvin College, Michigan
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Medievalism and Antiquarianism, Theology

This session looks at continuing influences throughout the Middle Ages and beyond, in the work of commentators and exegetes. The first paper intends to identify the Augustinian influence, long recognized but not clearly analysed, in the writings of Richard of Saint-Victor, enabling a new perspective on Augustine’s mysticism itself. An overview of the exegetical tradition of the Book of Jeremiah up to the 13th century will be followed by a more detailed discussion of the interpretation of this text in 12- and 13-century exegesis, in the Glossa ordinaria, and in the work of Andrew of St Victor, Rupert of Deutz, Peter the Chanter and Stephen Langton. The final paper looks at the continuing influence of 12th-century literal exegesis in early-modern conceptions of history, antiquity, and the age of the earth.