Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Introduction

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This introductory chapter presents an overview of this book, which intends to contribute to the relatively neglected area of scholarly activity, launching serious research in a new field that invites the combination of traditionally rather separate disciplines (Christian exegesis, poetic theory and interpretation, classical philology). The book is divided into three parts. The first part gathers three articles with a predominantly theoretical focus, that is, how Christians in Late Antiquity responded to the newly rising literary genre of specifically Christian poetry. The second part deals with individual case studies which are roughly chronologically arranged. Green tackles the earliest biblical epicist, Iuvencus, whose seemingly plain paraphrase of the gospels reveals under close inspection clear exegetical principles informed by Nicene theology. The third part dedicates investigations which attempts to bridge poetic forms and the development from Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages.

Keywords: biblical epicist; Christian exegesis; classical philology; Late Antiquity; Nicene theology; poetic interpretation; poetic theory

10.1163/ej.9789004160699.i-364.6
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004160699.i-364.6
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Poetry and Exegesis in Premodern Latin Christianity — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation