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

By Stuart E. Parsons

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ISBN-13: 9781498227490

ISBN-10: 162564809X

ISBN-13: 9781625648099

New testomony scholarship uncovers a lot approximately first-century Christianity. Early Christian masters reminiscent of Origen and Augustine draw nice cognizance to the 3rd and following centuries. but oddly, regardless of this flood of cognizance to either the 1st century and to the 3rd and later centuries, the second one century frequently escapes detect, this regardless of its nearly residing reminiscence of Jesus and his apostles from just a new release or earlier. a particular biblical exegesis was once utilized by these second-century apologists who challenged Greco-Roman pagan religionists. besides introducing the overall form of this historic apologetic exegesis, Ancient Apologetic Exegesis goals at its restoration to boot. present literature usually misunderstands or dismisses second-century exegetical methods. yet via taking a look in the back of anachronistic perspectives of historical style, literacy, and rhetoric, we will be able to rediscover a forgotten kind 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 sophisticated echoes and allusions of Scripture make a massive contribution to the knowledge 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 we now have extant writings, has usually been neglected or misunderstood through sleek 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 background, Andrews college, Berrien Springs, MI

"Since Theophilus's advert Autolycum has obtained much less cognizance than different moment- and third-century writers, Stuart Parsons not just fills a lacuna in scholarship but additionally presents us with a massive lens for studying Theophilus's exegetically dependent, apologetic argument by means of situating the paintings in its second-century rhetorical context. This booklet provides a important stability among constructing 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 university of Florida. His guides contain 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 yank Society of Church historical past, and the Evangelical Theological Society.

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