New volume from CUP, announced for April:

Tarmo Toom (ed.), Patristic Theories of Biblical Interpretation: The Latin Fathers (Cambridge: CUP, 2016).



This volume provides an in-depth analysis of patristic hermeneutics for those who research, teach, or study the early church and the interpretation of Scripture. It focuses exclusively on Latin authors – such as Jerome, Augustine, and Gregory – whose writings contain substantial discussion of hermeneutics and who were known, read, and cited in the Middle Ages and beyond. In this collection of essays, leading international experts in the field identify key passages on patristic hermeneutical theory and demonstrate how the works of these authors have been fundamental for Latin traditions of biblical interpretation. Patristic Theories of Biblical Interpretation offers a selective yet comprehensive guide to a previously understudied area.


1. Introduction | Tarmo Toom
2. Tyconius’ hermeneutics: the way the Holy Spirit expresses itself though the Scripture | Jean-Marc Vercruysse
3. Jerome’s hermeneutics: how to exegete the Bible? | Aline Canellis
4. Augustine’s hermeneutics: the science of the divinely given signs | Tarmo Toom
5. Cassian’s hermeneutics: purity of heart and the vision of God | Christopher J. Kelly
6. Junillus Africanus’ hermeneutics: Antioch and beyond | Peter W. Martens and Alden Bass
7. Cassiodorus’ hermeneutics: the Psalms and the arts of language | Rita Copeland
8. Gregory’s hermeneutics: scripture as a path to God | Brendan Lupton
9. Isidore’s hermeneutics: the codification of the tradition | Thomas O’Loughlin.