Pryncypia ewangelizacji w dziełach egzegetycznych św. Bedy Czcigodnego
The principles of evangelization in the exegetical writings of St. Bede the Venerable
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Although, among the works of St. Bede the Venerable there is none that would deal with the theory of evangelization in a systematic way, one has to admit that as a monk and a priest, St. Bede was deeply involved in the service of preaching the Word, and as a vir eruditissimus he left a literary legacy that could be helpful to all those who preach the Good News, both with respect to rhetoric and exegesis of the Holy Scripture. On the basis of St. Bede’s writings one can infer that he was concerned with propagation of the Gospel, with the lives of preachers and the effects of their activity. The present paper aims at a presentation of St. Bede’s thought concerning the principles of evangelization in the works which par excellence refer to the Divine Word and describe the word of life. The author draws from the exegetical works of St. Bede the Venerable a theological reflection on: 1) the attitudes and attributes of preachers; 2) the motivation for the service of preaching; 3) the goals of preaching the word.
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