What the Renaissance gave to the Reformation, then, was an academic climate of questioning the status quo and seeking to arrive at conclusions based on primary documents.
Scholasticism is probably one of the most despised intellectual movements in human history. Thus the English word ‘dunce’ derives from the name of one of the greatest scholastic writers, Duns Scotus.
English translations need to revisit the way that the books of the Old Testament are ordered.
The guys at Reformed Forum discuss the Creation Covenant with Dr. Roland S. Ward.
The medieval quadriga or fourfold pattern of meaning was comprised of the following: the literal or historical, the tropological or moral, the allegorical or doctrinal, and the anagogical or ultimate/eschatological.
The Middle Ages should not be viewed as a single-minded, monolithic era culturally, philosophically, or theologically.
Alexandria utilized allegory of the Neoplatonic variety; Antioch utilized typology of the New Testament variety.
Clement of Alexandria and, especially, Origen (circa A.D. 185-254) are the most well-known and influential Alexandrians.
I think seeker-sensitive churches use a completely wrong strategy. A person who comes into a Christian church for the first time should feel out of place.
Both Christian allegory (Alexandria) and Christian typology (Antioch) had the same goal – the Christian use of the Old Testament.