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 akin 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 virtually residing reminiscence of Jesus and his apostles from just a new release or past. a particular biblical exegesis was once utilized by these second-century apologists who challenged Greco-Roman pagan religionists. besides introducing the final form of this historical apologetic exegesis, Ancient Apologetic Exegesis goals at its restoration in addition. present literature usually misunderstands or dismisses second-century exegetical techniques. yet via taking a look at the back of anachronistic perspectives of historical style, literacy, and rhetoric, we will be able to rediscover a forgotten type of early Christian exegesis.

"Parsons' paintings breaks in the course of 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 a big contribution to the certainty of the advance of Christian hermeneutics within the post-apostolic age."
--Stephen O. Presley, Assistant Professor of Biblical Interpretation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, castle worthy, TX

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

"Since Theophilus's advert Autolycum has got much less cognizance than different moment- and third-century writers, Stuart Parsons not just fills a lacuna in scholarship but in addition presents us with a massive lens for studying Theophilus's exegetically established, apologetic argument by way of situating the paintings in its second-century rhetorical context. This ebook provides a priceless stability among constructing Theophilus's rhetorical objective, delivering shut readings of texts, and demonstrating an total constitution for analyzing 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 university of Florida. His courses contain a monograph on patristic exegesis and scholarly articles on second-century Christianity. His administrative tasks contain chairing the dep. of Church Ministries at Trinity collage. He additionally teaches classes on bible study, historic Greek, church historical past, and theology. he's a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the North American Patristics Society, the yankee Society of Church background, and the Evangelical Theological Society.

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