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The Catholic Church have several encyclicals giving guidelines for Biblical Interpretation, such as Divino Afflante Spiritu or Providentissimus Deus, but is there any Eastern Orthodox equivalent to these encyclicals? I imagine they use the writtings of the Church Fathers such as Augustine's De doctrina christiana but I was wondering if there is any later reference work that they use to define their interpretation methodology. (Any other references concerning Eastern Orthodox Biblical interpretation methodology would be appreciated, including Slavonic / Russian or Greek works).

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Just a comment: I thought I read somewhere that Orthodox typically regard Augustine's exegesis as improper, but I could be wrong. Did you ever find the answer to this good question? –  Matthew Moisen Oct 16 '13 at 0:27
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