A scene from the Leben der heiligen Altväter (1482)

Review of Levy, Introducing Medieval Biblical Interpretation

Interpretation: A Journal of Bible and Theology, Jan 2020, Vol. 74(1), 88-89.

This volume introduces the thought of key interpreters of Scripture from nearly a millennium of Western intellectual history. Though there is a brief opening overview of church fathers reaching back to Origen, Levy’s real tale picks up with Bede the Venerable in the seventh century and concludes with Jean Gerson in the fifteenth. The book does not attempt to be exhaustive…