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CEAC Seminar in Egypt in February

Jan. 28, 2014

by Joel Elowsky

CEAC was in Heliopolis Egypt in February continuing with the cohort begun last year by Dr Michael Glerup. The second Module focused on Biblical Exegesis -- (6 units/9 semester hours). Module 2 presents a text based analysis of the biblical exegesis of key African exegetes such as Clement of Alexandria, Tertullian, Cyprian, Tyconius, Athanasius, Augustine, and Quodvultdeus. Topics included various interpretations of Genesis, the Song of Songs, and the Gospel of John, as well as how early Christian interpretation of the Bible relates to classical culture. Selections from the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (29 volumes, InterVarsity Press, Thomas C. Oden, General Editor, Christopher A. Hall, Associate Editor) were extensively utilized. Students gained an appreciation for the complexity of early Christian biblical interpretation and an understanding of how the Bible came to serve as the foundation of Western culture.