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Seeking The Balance Between Exegesis And Actualisation A Response To Paul B. Decock

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This chapter presents a letter written by Hans Snoek to Paul B. Decock. The letter is in response to Paul's paper Can the Church Fathers Help Us to Develop a Better Approach to the Actualisation of Scripture?" According to Hans, an important question is whether a scholarly reading of the bible can be undertaken solely in a historical and literary manner or on a spiritual level as well. Church Fathers, Origen and Augustine, with their emphasis on the literal and spiritual sense of writing, would not feel entirely comfortable in many European theological faculties, where the style of exegesis is often too detached and too distant. Hans's impression is that Western European biblical scholars are better served by the dialogue with their African colleagues than with the Church Fathers in the methodological questions of how the spiritual sense of the biblical text can best be explored.

Keywords: actualisation; exegesis; Hans Snoek; Paul B. Decock

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