By Richard J. Perhai
Biblical students have frequently contrasted the exegesis of the early church fathers from the japanese area and “school” of Syrian Antioch opposed to that of the college of Alexandria. The Antiochenes have usually been defined as strictly historical-literal exegetes not like the allegorical exegesis of the Alexandrians. Patristic students now problem these stereotypes, a few even arguing that few transformations existed among the 2 groups.
This paintings has the same opinion that either colleges have been fascinated by a literal and non secular examining. yet, it additionally attempts to teach, via research of Theodore and Theodoret’s exegesis and use of the time period theoria, that how they built-in the literal-theological readings frequently remained really specified from the Alexandrians. For the Antiochenes, the time period theoria didn't suggest allegory, yet as an alternative stood for a number of perceptions—prophetic, christological, and modern. it's in those insights that we discover the deep knowledge to aid sleek readers interpret Scripture theologically.
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Antiochene Theoria in the Writings of Theodore of Mopsuestia and Theodoret of Cyrus (Emerging Scholars) by Richard J. Perhai