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Blessed Are the Image-Bearers: Gregory of Nyssa and the Beatitudes

Blessed Are the Image-Bearers: Gregory of Nyssa and the Beatitudes ATR/99.4 Blessed Are the Image-Bearers: Gregory of Nyssa and the Beatitudes Rebekah Eklund* Gregory of Nyssa as Conversation Partner Stephen Fowl offers a succinct definition of the theological in- terpretation of scripture: “that practice whereby theological concerns and interests inform and are informed by a reading of scripture.” This includes both premodern approaches to scripture and more re- cent attempts to revive the practice of reading scripture theologically with attention to the flourishing of the church. As Fowl notes, “Chris- tians have generally read their scripture to guide, correct, and edify their faith, worship, and practice as part of their ongoing struggle to live faithfully before the triune God.” In 2007, in the inaugural essay of the newly launched Journal of Theological Interpretation, Richard Hays likewise defines modern- day theological exegesis as a practice, “a way of approaching Scripture with eyes of faith and seeking to understand it within the commu- nity of faith.” He goes on to give a more complex discussion of this practice, including twelve identifying marks. Hays’s definition limits itself to contemporary practice, which brings to the surface some key differences with premodern approaches—for example, attention to historical setting and to the Old Testament. Yet http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anglican Theological Review SAGE

Blessed Are the Image-Bearers: Gregory of Nyssa and the Beatitudes

Anglican Theological Review , Volume 99 (4): 1 – Aug 25, 2021

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© 2017 Anglican Theological Review Corporation
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0003-3286
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ATR/99.4 Blessed Are the Image-Bearers: Gregory of Nyssa and the Beatitudes Rebekah Eklund* Gregory of Nyssa as Conversation Partner Stephen Fowl offers a succinct definition of the theological in- terpretation of scripture: “that practice whereby theological concerns and interests inform and are informed by a reading of scripture.” This includes both premodern approaches to scripture and more re- cent attempts to revive the practice of reading scripture theologically with attention to the flourishing of the church. As Fowl notes, “Chris- tians have generally read their scripture to guide, correct, and edify their faith, worship, and practice as part of their ongoing struggle to live faithfully before the triune God.” In 2007, in the inaugural essay of the newly launched Journal of Theological Interpretation, Richard Hays likewise defines modern- day theological exegesis as a practice, “a way of approaching Scripture with eyes of faith and seeking to understand it within the commu- nity of faith.” He goes on to give a more complex discussion of this practice, including twelve identifying marks. Hays’s definition limits itself to contemporary practice, which brings to the surface some key differences with premodern approaches—for example, attention to historical setting and to the Old Testament. Yet

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Published: Aug 25, 2021

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