After Beryl Smalley: Thirty years of medieval exegesis, 1984-2013

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Ocker, Christopher and Madigan, Kevin 2015. After Beryl Smalley: Thirty years of medieval exegesis, 1984-2013. Journal of the Bible and Its Reception. 2 (1), pp. 87 - 130. https://doi.org/10.1515/jbr-2015-0005
AuthorsOcker, Christopher and Madigan, Kevin
Abstract

This essay surveys a generation of scholarship since the death of Beryl Smalley, pioneer in the study of the medieval reception of the bible, in 1984. We try to give a fair representation of work produced in English, French, German, and Italian over the last thirty years. We report on: 1) editions, tools, and translations, 2) surveys and synthetic treatments, 3) work on medieval biblical hermeneutics, 4) studies of periods and individuals, 5) thematic studies and studies of biblical books and pericopes across broad periods, and 6) comparative work on Muslim, Jewish, and Christian exegesis. We describe a rapidly growing quantity of knowledge and expanding perspectives on biblical interpretation in medieval culture. We conclude with suggestions for future research.

KeywordsMedieval bible; medieval exegesis; medieval hermeneutics; medieval interpretation; Carolingian hermeneutics; scholastic interpretation of the bible; recent scholarship on the medieval bible; Beryl Smalley; Gilbert Dahan; Ordinary Gloss; Nicholas of Lyra; Thomas Aquinas; Victorines.
Year2015
JournalJournal of the Bible and Its Reception
Journal citation2 (1), pp. 87 - 130
PublisherWalter de Gruyter GmbH
ISSN2329-4434
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1515/jbr-2015-0005
Page range87 - 130
Research GroupInstitute for Religion and Critical Inquiry
Place of publicationBerlin, Germany
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