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Bibil Identifier bibil:261231
Publication Type Article of book
Title (English, Long) Jewish and Christian Traditions of the Interpretation of Scripture According to Robert Bellarmine
Author Phillips, Amy E.
Edited book Ecumenical Perspectives Five Hundred Years After Luther’s Reformation
Year (Reference) 2021
Language English
Pages 109-122 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Explored in this essay are Robert Bellarmine’s positions on Scripture that give insight into how the decrees of Council of Trent were interpreted. Bellarmine follows the reforming decrees of Trent and provides an exegetical depth that did not formerly exist in apologetics against Luther’s and other Protestant readings of Scripture. This depth can be seen in his work Disputationes de controversiis Christianae fidei. His training as a Hebraist and work as a censor afforded him the opportunity to encounter Jewish literature with insight that rivaled his Protestant and Christian Hebraist counterparts. While censors at the Congregation for the Index of Prohibited Books wanted the elimination of all Jewish literature, Bellarmine called for moderation arguing that insight and value could be found rabbinic commentaries. His encounter with the Talmud was not without misunderstanding but it enriched his awareness of interpretations offered by Jewish scholars at a time when the Talmud was forbidden, censored, or burned.
DOI 10.1007/978-3-030-68360-3_7
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Bible (as a whole) : History of Interpretation and Reception : Important Persons : Renaissance - Reformation (15th -16th cent.)
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Italy
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