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exegesisex‧e‧ge‧sis /ˌeksɪˈdʒiːsɪs/ noun (plural exegeses /-siːz/) [countable, uncountable]  formalALRRC a detailed explanation of a piece of writing, especially a religious piece of writing
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exegesisBut we shall not find a consistent position in which the tasks of biblical exegesis and scientific inquiry were no longer mutually relevant.Ruotolo apparently submitted, but then published a pamphlet attacking current exegesis, especially as it was taught at the Biblicum.Thus the prophet prepares his hearer morally for exegesis.The narrative is frequently interrupted by passages of scientific exegesis in a completely different register from the surrounding discourse.Sometimes ingenious Bible expositors have led whole generations of clergy down obscure backwaters of scriptural exegesis.Secondly, and crucially, it is not sophisticated exegesis that leads scholars to disbelieve in devils.The whole subject has become far too ambiguous, and too barnacled with exegesis, for dogmatic analysis.
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