By Stuart E. Parsons
"Parsons' paintings breaks throughout the winning 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 incredible 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, fortress worthy, TX
"Theophilus of Antioch, one of many few early metropolitan bishops from whom now we have extant writings, has usually been overlooked or misunderstood by way of smooth 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 collage, Berrien Springs, MI
"Since Theophilus's advert Autolycum has bought much less awareness than different moment- and third-century writers, Stuart Parsons not just fills a lacuna in scholarship but in addition offers us with a major lens for studying Theophilus's exegetically established, apologetic argument via situating the paintings in its second-century rhetorical context. This publication provides a necessary stability among developing Theophilus's rhetorical objective, offering shut readings of texts, and demonstrating an total constitution for examining those letters."
--Ben C. Blackwell, Assistant Professor of Christianity, Houston Baptist University
Stuart E. Parsons is a patristics researcher, division chair, and professor at Trinity collage of Florida. His courses comprise a monograph on patristic exegesis and scholarly articles on second-century Christianity. His administrative tasks contain chairing the dept of Church Ministries at Trinity collage. He additionally teaches classes on religious study, historic Greek, church background, and theology. he's a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the North American Patristics Society, the yankee Society of Church historical past, and the Evangelical Theological Society.
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