The idea of this workshop is to study early Christian and Patristic interpretation of the Holy Scripture. The Antiochene catechetical school offers one of the most interesting early Christian exegetical methodologies. It is based on the historical and grammatical analysis of the text, but on the other hand, the leading principle in interpretation remains the so-called typology that provided a number of interesting ideas to later commentators. The Antiochene exegetes of the 4th and 5th centuries offered a number of methodological guidelines for the exegetical analysis of the biblical text, which – to some degree – correspond to contemporary exegetical attempts in biblical studies. To this day Patristic exegesis is one of the most underdeveloped and challenging areas of Late Antique literature. This workshop will contribute to this emerging field by focusing on case studies within early Christian and Byzantine theology.
Holy Scripture, Greek Fathers, Orthodox Theology, Biblical Exegesis, Early Christianity, Late Antiquity, Byzantine Theology, Biblical Studies, Patristics