Stuart E. Parsons's Ancient Apologetic Exegesis: Introducing and Recovering 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 consciousness to the 3rd and following centuries. but oddly, regardless of this flood of recognition to either the 1st century and to the 3rd and later centuries, the second one century usually escapes realize, this regardless of its virtually dwelling reminiscence of Jesus and his apostles from just a new release or past. a particular biblical exegesis used to be utilized by these second-century apologists who challenged Greco-Roman pagan religionists. besides introducing the overall form of this historical apologetic exegesis, Ancient Apologetic Exegesis goals at its restoration in addition. present literature frequently misunderstands or dismisses second-century exegetical methods. yet via taking a look in the back of anachronistic perspectives of historic style, literacy, and rhetoric, we will be able to rediscover a forgotten type of early Christian exegesis.

"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
Houston, TX

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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