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Overview Top scholars show how the church as interacted with the Sermon on the Mount throughout its history by exploring key historical interpreters Believers around the world and throughout time have relied on the knowledge of the Lord's Prayer, the Beautitudes, and the Gold Rule. The Sermon on the Mount through the Centuries offers illuminating insights into our identity in Christ as it is found in his most famous words. These enlightening essays will heighten the reader's relationship with Christ and make the founders of the faith wholly accessible today.
Publishers Description Believers around the world and throughout time have relied on their knowledge of the Lord's Prayer, the Beatitudes, and the Golden Rule. "The Sermon on the Mount through the Centuries "offers illuminating insights into our identity in Christ as it is found in his most famous words. These enlightening essays will heighten the reader's relationship with Christ and make the founders of the faith wholly accessible today. Contributors include Stanley Hauerwas, David Lyle Jeffrey, Margaret M. Mitchell, Mark A. Noll, and Robert L. Wilken.
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Studio: Brazos Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.96" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.71" Weight: 1.01 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2007
Publisher Baker Publishing Group
ISBN 1587432056 ISBN13 9781587432057
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More About Jeffrey P. Greenman, Timothy Larsen & Stephen R. Spencer
Jeffrey P. Greenman (Ph.D., University of Virginia) is academic dean and associate professor of theology and ethics at Regent College, Vancouver. He previously taught at Wheaton College. Timothy Larsen (PhD, University of Stirling, Scotland) is professor of theology at Wheaton College and author of Crisis of Doubt: Honest Faith in Nineteenth-Century England. Greenman and Larsen are the editors of Reading Romans through the Centuries. Stephen R. Spencer (PhD, Michigan State University) is Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College.
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Must-Have Resource for Studying the Sermon on the Mount Oct 19, 2008
One of the required books for the Sermon on the Mount J-Term I took in January is The Sermon on the Mount Through the Centuries: From the Early Church to John Paul II (2007, Brazos Press) - a book with contributions from a wide range of scholars. We were required to read only 150 pages of this book and were allowed to choose whatever chapters we desired. I couldn't help myself and wound up reading the whole thing. It's that good!
The Sermon on the Mount is one of the most controversial passages of Scripture. Pastors and theologians have wrestled with its stark demands. Should we ever take an oath? Is war ever justified? How much of this Sermon should be taken literally? Is this Law or Gospel or Law & Gospel? Is the Sermon for believers or for everybody? What do the Beatitudes mean?
No other book will give you such an easily accessible guide to interpretation of the Sermon throughout church history.
Want an Eastern view of the Sermon? Check out the chapter on John Chyrsostom.
What is the purpose of the Sermon? Look at Augustine for a surprising answer.
How are we supposed to treat these demands? Which demand is for which kingdom? The kingdom of man or the kingdom of Christ? Luther had a lot to say to that.
Is the Sermon Law or Gospel? Calvin's answer may differ from some Reformed teaching.
How did John Wesley handle the demand for perfection?
Why did Charles Spurgeon tend to allegorize? What was Spurgeon's link to Catholic mysticism?
How could Dietrich Bonhoeffer see the Sermon as a treatise on the subversive Christian community and then involve himself in a plot to assassinate Hitler?
How counter-cultural is this Sermon? A chapter devoted to John Stott's view will answer that question.
The Sermon on the Mount through the Centuries is a terrific resource for studying the Sermon on the Mount. Next time you work your way through Matthew 5-7, make sure you sit down with some of the greatest thinkers of the Church as you do so.