Accs NT: Mark (Ancient Christian Commentary On Scripture: New Testament Series)
In this commentary on Mark, the insights of Augustine of Hippo and Clement of Alexandria, Ephrem the Syrian and Cyril of Jerusalem join a polyphony of interpretative voices of the Eastern and Western church from the second to eighth century....
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In this commentary on Mark, the insights of Augustine of Hippo and Clement of Alexandria, Ephrem the Syrian and Cyril of Jerusalem join a polyphony of interpretative voices of the Eastern and Western church from the second to eighth century. In these pages we enter the interpretative world that long nurtured the great premodern pastors, theologians and saints of the church. 281 pages, from IVP.
The exciting new Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture Series does what few students and scholars could do for themselves. It brings together the best of patristic commentary dating from the second century to the mid-eighth century, much of which has never before been published in English. In Mark, Augustine of Hippo, Clement of Alexandria, and others offer brilliant theological insight into Mark's concise Gospel. And in Romans, little known Latin commentator "Ambrosiaster," joins Origen, John Chrysostom, and several other exegetes in exploring Paul's great exposition of the righteousness of God.
The early church valued the Gospel of Mark for its preservation of the apostolic voice and gospel narrative of Peter. Yet the early church fathers very rarely produced sustained commentary on Mark. This brisk-paced and robust little Gospel, so much enjoyed by modern readers, was overshadowed in the minds of the fathers by the magisterial Gospels of Matthew and John.But now with the assistance of computer searches, an abundance of comment has been discovered to be embedded and interleaved maid.st the textual archives of patristic homilies, apologies, letters, commentaries, theological treatises and hymnic verses.In this Ancient Christian Commentary on Mark, the insights of Augustine of Hippo and Clement of Alexandria, Ephrem the Syrian and Cyril of Jerusalem join in a polyphony of interpretive voices of the Eastern and Western church from the second to the seventh century. St. Mark's Gospel displays the evocative power of its story, parables and passion es it ignites a brilliant exhibit of theological insight and pastoral wisdom.The Ancient Christian Commentary on Mark opens up a long-forgotten passage through the arid and precipitous slopes of post-Enlightenment critical interpretation and bears us along to a fertile valley basking in the sunshine of theological and spiritual interpretation. In these pages we enter the interpretive world that long nurtured the great premodern pastors, theologians end saints of the church.
Thomas C. Oden (Ph.D., Yale University) recently retired as Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at The Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey. He is general editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture; Ancient Christian Texts and Ancient Christian Doctrine Set and author of numerous theological works, including a three-volume systematic theology
Christopher A. Hall (Ph.D., Drew University) is Chancellor and Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies at Eastern University. His publications include Reading Scripture with the Church Fathers (InterVarsity Press, 1998); Learning Theology with the Church Fathers (InterVarsity Press, 2002); The Trinity (Eerdmans, 2002); Does God Have A Future (Baker, 2003), and is the editor of Ancient & Postmodern Christianity: Paleo-Orthodoxy in the 21st Century: Essays in Honor of Thomas C. Oden with Kenneth Tanner and the Ancient Christian Commentary Series (InterVarsity Press) to which he has contributed the award winning volume on Mark.
Most recently he has authored Worshiping with the Church Fathers (InterVarsity Press) and edited Homilies on Numbers (InterVarsity Press)
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