Ancient Apologetic Exegesis: Introducing and Recovering by Stuart E. Parsons PDF

By Stuart E. Parsons

ISBN-10: 149822749X

ISBN-13: 9781498227490

ISBN-10: 162564809X

ISBN-13: 9781625648099

New testomony scholarship uncovers a lot approximately first-century Christianity. Early Christian masters similar to Origen and Augustine draw nice cognizance to the 3rd and following centuries. but oddly, regardless of this flood of realization to either the 1st century and to the 3rd and later centuries, the second one century frequently escapes realize, this regardless of its nearly residing reminiscence of Jesus and his apostles from just a new release or earlier. a particular biblical exegesis used to be utilized by these second-century apologists who challenged Greco-Roman pagan religionists. in addition to introducing the final form of this historic apologetic exegesis, Ancient Apologetic Exegesis goals at its restoration besides. present literature frequently misunderstands or dismisses second-century exegetical techniques. yet by means of having a look in the back of anachronistic perspectives of historic style, literacy, and rhetoric, we will rediscover a forgotten kind of early Christian exegesis.

"Parsons' paintings breaks during the triumphing anachronistic assumptions surrounding the functionality of Scripture within the paintings of Theophilus of Antioch and recasts the apologist as a cautious and considerate exegete. His sensitivity to the style of protreptic writings and attentiveness to even the main refined echoes and allusions of Scripture make an immense contribution to the knowledge of the improvement of Christian hermeneutics within the post-apostolic age."
--Stephen O. Presley, Assistant Professor of Biblical Interpretation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, citadel worthy, TX

"Theophilus of Antioch, one of many few early metropolitan bishops from whom we've extant writings, has usually been missed or misunderstood by means of sleek students. Stuart Parsons brings insightful realizing to a second-century presentation of Christianity via a protreptic style to a principally oral culture."
--John Reeve, Assistant Professor of Church heritage, Andrews college, Berrien Springs, MI

"Since Theophilus's advert Autolycum has bought much less realization than different moment- and third-century writers, Stuart Parsons not just fills a lacuna in scholarship but in addition offers us with an enormous lens for interpreting Theophilus's exegetically established, apologetic argument by way of situating the paintings in its second-century rhetorical context. This e-book offers a invaluable stability among setting up Theophilus's rhetorical goal, supplying shut readings of texts, and demonstrating an total constitution for interpreting those letters."
--Ben C. Blackwell, Assistant Professor of Christianity, Houston Baptist University
Houston, TX

Stuart E. Parsons is a patristics researcher, division chair, and professor at Trinity collage of Florida. His courses contain a monograph on patristic exegesis and scholarly articles on second-century Christianity. His administrative tasks comprise chairing the dep. of Church Ministries at Trinity university. He additionally teaches classes on religious study, historic Greek, church historical past, and theology. he's a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the North American Patristics Society, the yank Society of Church historical past, and the Evangelical Theological Society.

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