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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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Hyper-Calvinism and John Gil Unsurprisingly, one apocryphal part of one book is mentioned: Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

Both agree athanwsius Scripture is the sole infallible rule of faith and practice that provides all the content of Christian teaching.

Notify me of new posts via email. Back The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: So given the evidence I allege you have offered at this point, either theory seems compatible with what Irenaeus says. You are very generous to MG.

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Either interpretation would be permissible if the evidence supports some of oetter necessary conditions for both theories, the evidence does not support any of the necessary conditions that are exclusive to one theory instead of the other, and the evidence does not support a denial of any of the necessary conditions of either theory. I have posted a late rebuttal here: Saint Athanasius Popular Patristics.

Assuming I’ve understood your nuances correctly, that’s one aspect of the doctrine. Tuesday, March 16, Athanasius to Marcellinus: John Bugay, You are very generous to MG.

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

Copyright Notice – C TurretinFan This blog tries to comply with international standards of “fair use” and “fair dealing” in its use of copied material. Customers who bought this item also bought. Notice how he treats the Psalter as almost filling in what would be a gap in the rest of Scripture. It was a great letterr to read this book.

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But the penalty of bearing weaknesses is probably in reference to athanasiud the corruption of human nature inherited from Adam. Well, it is clear from the Bible!


Psalm 3, to take another instance, a man will sing, bearing his own afflictions in his mind; Psalms 11 and 12 he will use as the expression of his own faith and prayer; and singing the 54th, the 56th, the 57th, and the nd, it is not as though someone else were being persecuted but lftter of his own experience that he renders praise to God.

In order for Athanasius to believe Sola Scriptura, he must think that no interpretation of Scripture can be inherently binding on the conscience. Upon mzrcellinus examining Athanasius’ comments regarding Nicaea, it keeps coming back to their agreement with Scripture, not their interpretation as such.

John Bugay– You wrote: The more individual part is that the Psalms describe you, the reader: By infallible I mean not just totally ot correct, but 1 incapable of error and 2 having an unqualified divine conscience-binding normativity. The Sayings of the Desert Fathers: And, among all the books, the Psalter has certainly a very special grace, a choiceness of quality well worthy to be pondered; for, besides the athxnasius which it shares with others, it has this peculiar marvel of its own, that within it are represented and portrayed in all their great variety the movements of the human soul.

In fact- IF I were to do doctoral work in theology which I would love to do if given the oppertunity, it would be this position which I would explore in a thesis. In order to do that, one would have to show There is also a theme presented in the letter that the Psalter is something that the individual is supposed to make his own: Furthermore, Prima Scriptura is incompatible with Sola Scriptura because Prima Scriptura contains a concept incompatible with Sola Scriptura that some interpretive judgments of hierarchs are conscience-binding.

For he who reads those books is clearly reading not his own words but those of holy men and other people about whom they write; but the marvel with the Psalter is that, barring those prophecies about the Saviour and some about the Gentiles, the reader takes all its words upon his lips as though they were his own, and each one sings the Psalms as though they had been written for his special benefit, and takes them and recites them, not as though someone else were speaking or another person’s feelings being described, but as himself speaking of himself, offering the words to God as his own heart’s utterance, just as though he himself had made them up.


The same reason why protestants hated the Catholic Church for; besides the fact that such a doctrine is not even found in the Scripture.

You see, then, that the grace of the one Spirit is common to every writer and all the books of Scripture, and differs in its expression only as need requires and the Spirit wills.

Paul concedes that we now see “through a glass darkly. Sorry, thought that “Coram Deo” was an old friend named David; I guess he isn’t John Bugay– Though your quote does effectively show that Irenaeus believed the Scriptures were clear enough for people to understand in the proper context, and that they were complete and perfect, this does not prove he held to a doctrine of Sola Scriptura. Canon of the Old Testament The old man’s canon of the Old Testament only ends up referring to the canonical works: Thank you for sharing this information that is actually helpful.

I hope that the reader of this article will not content himself with my report above, but will follow the link I have provided and see for himself not only that I have reported Athanasius accurately, but that I have not provided the full treasure that this letter offers. Another place where Athanasius makes the sufficiency point is in this comment: How Sufficient are the Psalms?