Abstract

Abstract:

This essay examines Bede’s portrayal of an Apostle as one who imitates Christ’s example of a “good teacher” by leading others by the hand, physically and spiritually, toward a better interpretation of their texts and their world. Central to the development of this exegesis is his recurring focus on the ascent with Christ in both knowledge and virtue, the journey to and from the heavenly Jerusalem, and the Temple as a richly layered image of Christ’s body. In so far that Bede’s commentary itself “builds up” the life of faith and leads its own readers into a deeper understanding of Christ’s body and the heavenly kingdom, Bede is himself modeling the pattern of a good teacher.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2056-5666
Print ISSN
0148-3331
Pages
pp. 173-201
Launched on MUSE
2020-02-04
Open Access
No
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