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Corpus Christianorum
A. de Sancto Victore
Opera IV
Expositio super Ysaiam

F. van Liere (ed.)
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LXVIII+355 p., 155 x 245 mm, 2021
ISBN: 978-2-503-58983-1
Languages: Latin
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Andrew of Saint Victor was one of the most prominent biblical scholars of the twelfth century. He was a regular canon of the Parisian abbey of St Victor, which in the twelfth century had developed into a prestigious center of spiritual learning, closely connected to the nascent university in Paris. Because of his frequent use of Jewish exegetical materials, Andrew's commentaries are a rich source for the history both of biblical hermeneutics and of inter-religious dialogue during the Middle Ages. His Isaiah commentary caused outrage among medieval Christian scholars because it eschewed traditional christological interpretations, and instead offered a reading "secundum Hebraeos." Scholars have seen Andrew of St Victor as standing at the cradle of a scholarly interest in the Biblical text, which influenced scholars such as the fourteenth-century Franciscan Nicholas of Lyra, and, in the long run, reformers such as John Wycliff, Martin Luther, and John Calvin.

Frans van Liere holds a Ph.D. in medieval studies from Groningen University and is Professor of History at Calvin University, Grand Rapids, MI (USA).

Series Branch:
Corpus Christianorum
Corpus Christianorum Medieval Latin Series
Corpus Christianorum Continuatio Mediaevalis
Interest Classification:
Religion (including History of Religion) & Theology
Judaeo-Christian Bible : texts criticism & exegesis
Old Testament/Hebrew Bible
Christian Theology & Theologians
Early Medieval (c. 650-1200)
Classics, Ancient History, Oriental Studies
Latin literature
Medieval Latin literature

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