In the meantime, this methodological spectrum of exegetical work hasbroadened in a way which could not have been envisioned 30 years ago. Newmethods and new approaches have appeared, from structuralism to materialistic,psychoanalytic and liberation exegesis. On the other hand, there are also newattempts to recover patristic exegesis and to include renewed forms of aspiritual interpretation of Scripture. Thus the Pontifical Biblical Commissiontook as its task an attempt to take the bearings of Catholic exegesis in thepresent situation 100 years after "Providentissimus Deus" and 50 yearsafter "Divino Afflante Spiritu."


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