Item description for John 11-21 (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture) by Joel C. Elowsky...
Overview Selections from those of Origen, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Cyril of Alexandria and Augustine. This rich tradition, some of which is here translated for the first time, offers a vast treasure for today's scholars.
Publishers Description The Gospel of John was beloved by the early church, much as it is today, for its spiritual insight and clear declaration of Jesus' divinity. Clement of Alexandria indeed declared it the "spiritual Gospel." Early disputers with heretics such as Cerinthus and the Ebionites drew upon the Gospel of John to refute their heretical notions and uphold the full deity of Christ. This Gospel more than any other was central to the trinitarian and christological debates of the fourth and fifth centuries. At the same time, the Gospel of John was also thought to be the most chronological, and even to this day is the source of our sense of Jesus' having a three-year ministry. And John Chrysostom's Homilies on John,, perhaps more than any other commentary, emphasizes Christ's humanity and condescension toward the human race. In addition to the serial homilies of John Chrysostom, readers of this volume of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (ACCS) will find selections from those of Origen, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Cyril of Alexandria and Augustine. These commentaries are supplemented with homiletic material from Gregory the Great, Peter Chrysologus, Caesarius, Amphilochius, Basil the Great and Basil of Seleucia among others. Liturgical selections derive from Ephraim the Syrian, Ambrose and Romanos the Melodist, which are further supplemented with doctrinal material from Athanasius, the Cappodocians, Hilary and Ambrose. This rich tradition, some of which is here translated for the first time, offers a vast treasure out of which today's scribes trained for the kingdom may bring forth that which is new and what is old. Edited by Joel C. Elowsky.
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Studio: IVP Academic
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.28" Width: 7.32" Height: 1.66" Weight: 2.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2007
Publisher IVP-InterVarsity Press
Series Ancient Christian Commentary on
ISBN 0830810994 ISBN13 9780830810994
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More About Joel C. Elowsky
The Rev. Dr. Joel C. Elowsky (Ph.D., Drew University) is associate professor of theology at Concordia University Wisconsin. He has served as the operations manager for the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and has edited the two volumes on John's Gospel in that series. He is the volume editor for We Believe in the Holy Spirit in the Ancient Christian Doctrine series and has edited volumes on Theodore of Mopsuestia and Cyril of Alexandria in the Ancient Christian Texts series.
Joel C. Elowsky was born in 1963.
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Reviews - What do customers think about John 11-21 (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture)?
Buy both volumes May 4, 2008
A must for any scholars library but easily readable for the lay person.
This volume, along with volumn 1, gives today's reader an understanding of how the early church viewed John's gospel. Joel Elowsky does a wonderful job editing the texts of the Ancient Father's into a concise and informative way.
Essential Reading for Every Christian Apr 12, 2008
The early church fathers offer a rich wealth of thought and reflection on the text of the Scriptures.
This series has established itself as essential reading. It offers a manageable overview of the thought of the Early Church Fathers.
Of course, decisions about what to provide for readers is subjective, but the Ancient Christian Commentary offers an excellent roadmap into the world of thought of the fathers of the early church.