Talk

A History of Bible Interpretation: Evolving Approaches from Medieval to Modern Times

Dates 26 Jun 2024

Join The Revd Canon Kenneth Padley for a talk in the North Transept

Christianity has one foundational text. However, Christians read the Bible in very different ways – which explains many of the divisions between the churches.

This talk will analyse western biblical hermeneutics from the early Church to the present day. Consideration will be given to medieval allegory, the ‘literal’ interpretation of the Reformers, and the growth of modern critical techniques.

In addition, we will examine the approaches within Roman Catholicism and Protestantism towards Scripture, Tradition, and Reason, and ask how Christians today might read the Bible with both faith and discernment.

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26 Jun 2024 | 19:00 A History of Bible Interpretation: Evolving Approaches from Medieval to Modern Times
26 Jun 2024 | 19:00
A History of Bible Interpretation: Evolving Approaches from Medieval to Modern Times