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Philip Melanchthon's Rhetorical Construal of Biblical Authority

Oratio Sacra. Text & Studies in Religion 51

By (author) John R. Schneider
Format: Hardback
Publisher: The Edwin Mellen Press Ltd, New York, United States
Imprint: Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Published: 31st Jan 1991
Dimensions: w 165mm h 240mm d 25mm
Weight: 658g
ISBN-10: 0889467943
ISBN-13: 9780889467941
Barcode No: 9780889467941
Synopsis
An account of the semantic structure of Melanchthon's pre-Lutheran view of the world, this text is articulated mostly on his rhetorical theory that emerged in the years 1509-1518. It shows how this semantic structure shaped his Lutheran theological language. It offers a hermeneutical procedure that must lead inevitably to historiographical revisions on the subject of faith and reason. The book provides theologians with an example of a historically-influential theologian in whose theology social setting, truth-theory, linguistics, theological method, and Christian doctrine are intertwined, engendering contemporary discussion of how to assess Christian traditions and their authoritative claims.

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