For my summer course, “The Patristic and Medieval Interpretation of the Psalter”, we read Athanasius’ Letter to Marcellinus. Marcellinus is. Athanasius (c. ) Bishop of Alexandria, spiritual master and theologian, was a major figure of 4th-century Christendom. Letter to Marcellinus on the Psalms: Spiritual Wisdom for Today – Kindle edition by Athanasius of Alexandria, Joel C. Elowsky. Download it once and read it on.

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The Letter of St. Athanasius to Marcellinus on the Interpretation of the Psalms

Get to Know Us. Here’s a good Protestant motto: The Psalter reflects our inner state when we chant the Psalms. I found this as an informative and interesting post, so i think it is very useful and knowledgeable.

This demonstrates that his reference to the title of Psalm 90 is to the Hebrew and not to the Lteter — both marvellinus identically as any English translation will showbut in the Septuagint, that Psalm is Psalm Add both to Cart Add both to List. John Bugay– You wrote: It is like a picture, in which you see yourself portrayed, and seeing, may understand and consequently form yourself upon the pattern given.

Learn more about Amazon Prime. The substance here is that the Scriptures, but especially the book of Psalms, yields a treasure those who really study it. You said, “The one true church is not simply one lettdr blob of like-minded robots.

Do you have any arguments that Irenaeus denied the concience-binding authority of the Church’s interpretations of the Apostolic deposit in Scripture? Scripture as a Teacher Athanasius, as noted above, refers to the Scriptures as a teacher: The Catholic Church as was pointed out in an article recently in citing Ratzinger’s book is marcsllinus content to let the Fathers be the Fathers.


The issue of the conscience-binding authority of the interpretations of hierarchs is different from the issue of whether or not private study of Scripture benefits the individual.

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We are told, too, by other writers that all who would live godly in Christ must suffer persecution;[2 Tim 3: I read this book when I was a marceellinus in I hope that the reader of this article will marcelliinus content himself with my report above, but will follow the link I have provided and see for himself not only marcellibus I have reported Athanasius accurately, but marcellijus I have not provided the full treasure that this letter offers.

Two Lives of Charlemagne Penguin Classics. Hey Brian, thanks for the comment. You’ve already supplied the actual evidence above, so I won’t repeat your work. The final words of the letter re-emphasize that the investigation of Scripture is properly and fruitfully an individual task: Don’t you just realized it by reading athanadius thus interpreting and making up your own conclusions based on what you read in the Bible outside the Apostolic Tradition you are already exercizing and affirming authority by yourself?

Hyper-Calvinism and John Gil Augustine ascribes such a position that school: Explore the Home Gift Guide. The Historical Critical Method has it’s limitations, which you and White don’t seem to get. Penal Substitution It is interesting to note that the old man Athanasius adopting his words explains that the atonement, and letted penal substitution, is set forth in the Psalms: And given what Athanasius says about the divine power of the consensus of the Fathers and the unrevisability and divinity of the Ecumenical Council of Nicea, I don’t think this is plausible.


Heck, I was only 22 years old. Thus, for Athanasius, the Scriptures themselves are a teacher and the best possible teacher.

Through the polyphony of the texts a single harmonious melody marcellihus sound in us, praising in hymns the God who made everything. He went still further, and His own self performed the things He had enjoined on us. Athanasius himself would not need to express the nuances or state the definition; he would just have to say things that imply it.

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In other words, the entire Bible tells us how mmarcellinus live, but the Psalter shows us more clearly the way to fulfill the commands found throughout Scripture. I really enjoyed reading your article.

It must be be argued that Irenaeus does not think that the Church’s interpretations of Scripture in received oral tradition and councils are conscience-binding. You are very generous to MG.