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John Calvin's exegesis of the Old Testament

For anyone who wishes to understand the historical tensions that existed in Calvin's time with regard to the interpretation of scripture, this book will be of great value. For those who wish to understand Calvin's actual method of exegetical reasoning, a largely unmined source of information that reveals what he most valued as an exegete, this book will be invaluable
Print Book, English, ©1995
Westminster John Knox Press, Louisville, Ky., ©1995
Criticism, interpretation, etc
ix, 179 pages ; 24 cm.
9780664220440, 9780664226435, 0664220444, 0664226434
1. Introduction. The exegetical continuum
Modern evaluations of Calvin's exegesis
Method of this study
2. Two presuppositions of Calvin's exegesis. The dual authorship of Scripture
The unity of Scripture
3. The "Jewish" appearance of Calvin's exegesis. Criticism of Christian exegesis
Historical exegesis
4. The "Christian" character of Calvin's exegesis. Criticism of Jewish exegesis
The New Testament as an exegetical guide
5. Calvin's exegetical via media. Allegory
6. Conclusion
Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago, 1992