The Bible in Ancient Christianity series examines how the Scriptures were interpreted in ancient Christianity, particularly as Scripture functioned in liturgy, in exposition, homilies, in art, in spirituality, and in social issues. The chronological parameters for the study are the first through the fifth centuries. Questions of how Scripture functions will include both, for example, how Augustine interpreted Romans, as well as how Romans was interpreted among various writers. The geographic and chronological breadth of the study means that Eastern as well as Western Christian authorities will be examined. Although the focus will be on widely accepted canonical texts (within these two traditions), the series will not restrict itself to only “orthodox” readings of the texts. Thus, the series might include manuscripts concerning the Gospel of Thomas; and the series might examine how so-called heterodox personalities (e.g., Montanists) used the Bible. Nonetheless the principle aim will be to look at how canonical texts functioned in ancient Christianity.
The Bible in Ancient Christianity
Edited by D. Jeffrey Bingham
edited by Lorenzo DiTommaso & Lucian Turcescu
A Festschrift offered to Charles Kannengiesser on his 80th birthday, this volume contains twenty-five papers that address major issues pertaining to the reception and interpretation of the Bible in Christianity and Judaism of late antiquity.
Robert C. Hill
The work examines the approach of the Antioch Fathers to the Old Testament. If they shared an ignorance of the original language with the Fathers generally, their form of the Greek Bible was distinctive, as was their style of commentary and in particular their accent on the factual and ...
Angela Russell Christman
“What Did Ezekiel See?” demonstrates how patristic commentators, through careful attention to Ezekiel 1, its relation to other biblical books, and the emerging interpretive tradition, found this text to illuminate theological issues concerning the Bible’s unity, knowledge of God, and Christian ...
Elizabeth Ann Dively Lauro
Lauro discusses the theologian Origen’s employment of three distinct senses of scriptural meaning (pertaining to the body, soul, and spirit) within his exegetical theory and practice and demonstrates how they interrelate to facilitate his audience’s spiritual transformation.
James D. Ernest
This study of uses of Scripture in the writings of Athanasius of Alexandria draws upon detailed textual observations to construct a coherent description of interpretive practices across the several genres in which this prominent fourth-century bishop wrote.
Through this comprehensive Handbook, the reader will obtain a balanced and cohesive picture of the Early Church. It gives an overall view of the reception, transmission, and interpretation of the Bible in the life and thought of the Church during the first five centuries of Christianity. This ...
Through this comprehensive Handbook, the reader will obtain a balanced and cohesive picture of the Early Church. It gives an overall view of the reception, transmission, and interpretation of the Bible in the life and thought of the Church during the first five centuries of Christianity.
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