IMC 2017: Sessions

Session 1644: Biblical Exegesis and the Boundaries of Orthodoxy, II

Thursday 6 July 2017, 11.15-12.45

Sponsor:Department for the Study of Religions, Masaryk University, Brno
Organiser:David Zbíral, Department for the Study of Religions, Masarykova univerzita, Brno
Moderator/Chair:Kantik Ghosh, Faculty of English Language & Literature, University of Oxford
Paper 1644-aFallen Angels of the House of Israel: Heretical Interpretations of Matthew 15:24
(Language: English)
Rachel Ernst, Department of History, Georgia State University
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Theology
Paper 1644-bInspirations of Cathar Ontological Dualism Based on the Exegesis of John 1:1-3: An Argument in the Discussion on the Origins of Cathar Radical Dualism
(Language: English)
Piotr Czarnecki, Instytut Religioznawstwa, Uniwersytet Jagielloński, Kraków
Index terms: Biblical Studies, Theology
Abstract

The interpretation of Scriptures was arguably at the heart of both dissident identities and antiheretical endeavours. This set of two sessions inquires into how methods of exegesis, varying accents, and the selection and reinterpretation of exegetical topoi shaped the identity of different communities of reading, and how these communities used the Bible to define the boundaries of authentic Christianity.