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[mass noun] Critical explanation or interpretation of a text, especially of scripture:‘the task of biblical exegesis’
interpretation, explanation, exposition, explication, elucidation, clarificationgloss, annotationView synonyms
- ‘Where are the readings of Scripture by theologians, attempting to wrestle with exegesis of texts?’
- ‘More biblical exegesis is needed to sustain and to further the position of Vatican II.’
- ‘Subjects treated include matters of exegesis, systematic theology and church history.’
- ‘If that were the case, then the object of Augustinian exegesis would indeed be to annihilate particular texts.’
- ‘He weaves together critical exegesis with discussion of Kosovo, diplomacy, and the war itself.’
- ‘The exegesis explores the genre of women's erotica and is well grounded in contemporary critical theory.’
- ‘I knew that these would form my exegesis, yet still I lacked framing.’
- ‘The exegesis, far from being new, sloppy in concept, or un-researched, now has its own developing history and rigor.’
- ‘Thus it is more like a volume of patristic exegesis of Scripture than a modern work of history or theology.’
- ‘He stresses that the exegesis offers a critical explanation setting up the interpretative framework for the examiner.’
- ‘The main direction of this essay is concerned primarily with exegesis and the history of interpretation.’
- ‘Solemn pronouncements are made on the basis of textual exegesis rather than living experience.’
- ‘If a writer isn't careful, even the best biblical exegesis can render a parable lifeless.’
- ‘Is theological exegesis ruled reading-community interpretation-all the way down?’
- ‘The authors themselves provide lengthy and thoughtful exegesis of the texts they reproduce.’
- ‘Bernard was not content with careful exegesis and orthodox doctrine - there is also an unusual fervency and passion in the sermons.’
- ‘Therefore, it can be said that true exegesis allows for a basically literal interpretation.’
- ‘That is to say, it is concerned with academic biblical exegesis and academic dogmatic theology.’
- ‘One is a more or less sociological exegesis in the following sense.’
- ‘One of the courses I investigated includes a fine, thorough analysis of the steps involved in exegesis.’
Early 17th century: from Greek exēgēsis, from exēgeisthai interpret, from ex- out of + hēgeisthai to guide, lead.
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