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Teaching and illustrating the exegetical method of St Jerome: Letter 21 as a case study

In die Skriflig


 
 
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Title Teaching and illustrating the exegetical method of St Jerome: Letter 21 as a case study
 
Creator Kritzinger, Jacobus
 
Subject Ancient Languages; Patristics; Theology St Jerome; Parable of the Prodigal Son; ‘Letter 21’; Ancient languages; Patristics; Theology
Description This article is intended as a case study to introduce students to the life and work of St Jerome, and more specifically to his exegetical method. Letter 21 to Pope Damasus contains Jerome’s interpretation of the parable of the Prodigal Son and offers the ideal text to read with third year or honours Latin students. Since Professor Dircksen has a special interest in the teaching and learning of Latin, this contribution is meant for that section of the Festschrift. My aim is twofold: firstly, to offer an introduction to the text, focusing on several aspects which illustrate Jerome’s exegetical method; and secondly, to illustrate how this material can be presented to students. Students are introduced to a well-known patristic author’s approach to a biblical text, but in this process, they are taught how to approach any text themselves.
 
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Date 2019-08-28
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion — Literary Analysis
Format text/html application/epub+zip text/xml application/pdf
Identifier 10.4102/ids.v53i2.2444
 
Source In die Skriflig/In Luce Verbi; Vol 53, No 2 (2019); 7 pages 2305-0853 1018-6441
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://indieskriflig.org.za/index.php/skriflig/article/view/2444/5747 https://indieskriflig.org.za/index.php/skriflig/article/view/2444/5746 https://indieskriflig.org.za/index.php/skriflig/article/view/2444/5748 https://indieskriflig.org.za/index.php/skriflig/article/view/2444/5745
 
Coverage — Late Antiquity —
Rights Copyright (c) 2019 Jacobus Kritzinger https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0