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Augustine as a Reader of Galatians

Eric Plumer

in Augustine's Commentary on Galatians

Published in print February 2003 | ISBN: 9780199244393
Published online April 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780191601194 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199244391.003.0004

Series: Oxford Early Christian Studies

Augustine as a Reader of Galatians

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Drawing partly upon De Doctrina Christiana, partly upon other writings of Augustine, Ch. 4 examines the hermeneutical presuppositions with which Augustine approaches the Bible. Of these presuppositions, the ones pertaining to the following three topics are of particular importance for an appreciation of Augustine's Commentary on Galatians: the inspiration of the Bible, the unity of the Bible, and the relation between Scripture and the rule of faith, or Creed. This chapter also considers the closely related matter of Augustine's sensitivity to questions of text and translation. The chapter ends by summarizing Augustine's Commentary and highlighting significant points.

Keywords: De Doctrina Christiana; hermeneutical presuppositions; inspiration; rule of faith; text; translation; unity of the Bible

Chapter.  14101 words. 

Subjects: Early Christianity

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