Presentation on theme: "How long did Adam dwell in paradise? The Dialogue of Solomon and Saturn. The Joca Monachorum."— Presentation transcript:
How long did Adam dwell in paradise? The Dialogue of Solomon and Saturn. The Joca Monachorum.
How did medieval exegetes read Genesis 3? Peter Comestor, Historia Scholastica (c. 1167) Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry
How did medieval exegetes read Genesis 3? Peter Comestor, Historia Scholastica (c. 1167) Les Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry What really happened …
What does Genesis 3 really tell us? James Kugel, The Bible As It Was. The four hermeneutical assumptions of reading sacred texts: – All parts of the Bible are of divine origin. – The Bible contains no contradictions or mistakes. – The Bible is written for our instruction. – The Bible is a cryptic text, a “great code”.
Second-Temple Judaism interpretations of Genesis 3. The Book of Wisdom. The Book of Jubilees. IV Ezra. The Life of Adam and Eve. The Book of Enoch. The Letters of Paul.
The Letter and the Spirit. The Apocryphon of John. Christian and Gnostic readings.
Augustine’s reading of the text. De Genesi ad litteram De Genesi contra Manicheos
The revival of the Augustinian “literal sense”. The Glossa ordinaria. Hugh of Saint Victor. The School of Chartres: Bernardus Silvestris’ Cosmographia
The modern split: moral/doctrinal reading vs. literary/historical reading. Baruch de Spinosa. The Book of Nature and the Book of Scripture.
The Bible still the Word of God? Some reading suggestions. Hendrikus Berkhof. Karl Barth. Henri de Lubac.