Graduate Papers/Theses

Date of Award


Document Type

Graduate Paper

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Theology


School of Theology and Seminary

First Advisor

Maxwell E. Johnson


This Paper examines how the historical-critical method of Biblical interpretation differs from the interpretation of Scripture as it occurs in the liturgy. The Paper focuses on the seven readings of the Old Testament during the Easter vigil, comparing how historical criticism and the liturgy understand these readings. The Paper concludes by offering a possible solution for reconciling these two methods of interpretation.



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