Accs NT: John 1-10 (Ancient Christian Commentary On Scripture: New Testament Series)
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...
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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, and 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, emphasize Christ's humanity and condescension toward the human race.
In addition to the serial homilies of John Chrysostom, readers of this volume 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 Ephrem 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.
This next volume in the Ancient Christian Commentary series offers an expert collection of patristic commentary on the first ten chapters of John's Gospel. Market/Audience Pastors People engaged in personal Bible study Seminary students and professors Thoughtful laypeople Features and Benefits Makes accessible early Christian commentary on the Gospel of John. Covers the period from Clement of Rome (second century) to John of Damascus (mid-eighth century). Illuminates Scripture in the light of classic and consensual Christian faith. Informs postcritical Christian reading and exposition of John's Gospel. Includes the RSV text. Renders ancient Greek, Latin, Coptic and Syriac writings in lucid English translation. Provides biographical sketches and a timeline of ancient Christian sources.
Rev. Joel Elowsky serves as operation manager for the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture at Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He is also an adjunct professor of religion at Drew. Elowsky is currently working on his Ph.D., concentrating on the early church
- General Introduction
- A Guide To Using This Commentary
- Introduction To John
- Commentary On John 1-10
- Appendix: Early Christian Writers And The Documents Cited
- Biographical Sketches
- Timeline Of Writers Of The Patristic Period
- Bibliography Of Works In Original Languages
- Bibliography Of Works In English Translation
- Authors/writings Index
- Subject Index
- Scripture Index