Die 'Moralia in Job' Gregors des Großen 978-3-16-148618-0 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Katharina Greschat

Die 'Moralia in Job' Gregors des Großen

Ein christologisch-ekklesiologischer Kommentar

[The Moralia in Job by Pope Gregory the Great. A Christological-Ecclesiological Commentary.]

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To the modern reader, Pope Gregory the Great's (590–604) comprehensive interpretation of Job often seems to be an arbitrary allegorization which is not backed up by the text and the historical situation at the end of the 6th century. Katharina Greschat shows however that Gregory interpreted the biblical text completely from the standpoint of the requirements of church office-holders in the post-Justinian period.
To the modern reader, Pope Gregory the Great's (590–604) comprehensive interpretation of Job often seems to be an arbitrary allegorization which is not backed up by the text and the historical situation at the end of the 6th century. Katharina Geschat shows however that Gregory interpreted the biblical text completely from the standpoint of the requirements of church office-holders in the post-Justinian period. In continuation of Augustinian theology and based on neo- Chalcedonian imperial theology, he sees the figure of Job as a symbol of Christ and his body, the church. Christ's two natures are for Gregory the key to the connection between the vita contemplativa and the vita activa, which the office-holders of the church are supposed to live in imitation of Christ.
Authors/Editors

Katharina Greschat Geboren 1965; Studium der Evangelischen Theologie und Geschichte in Münster und Marburg; 1997 Promotion Dr. theol.; 2004 Habilitation; z. Zt. Lehrbeauftragte zur Krankenvertretung des Lehrstuhlinhabers Prof. Dr. G. May in Mainz.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Cristianesimo nella storia — 28 (2007), S. 463–466 (Raffaele Savigni)
In: Studia Historiae Ecclessiasticae — 32 (2006), S. 347–350 (Christoph Stenschke)
In: Theologische Literaturzeitung — 132 (2007), S. 185–187 (Silke Floryszczak)
In: Medioevo Latino — 28 (2007), S. 264 (S.D.I.)