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Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church

Hans Boersma

Scripture as Real Presence: Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church

Hans Boersma

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:This work argues that the heart of patristic exegesis is the attempt to find the sacramental reality (real presence) of Christ in the Old Testament Scriptures. Leading theologian Hans Boersma discusses numerous sermons and commentaries of the church fathers to show how they regarded Christ as the treasure hidden in the field of the Old Testament and explains that the church can and should retrieve the sacramental reading of the early church today. Combining detailed scholarly insight with clear, compelling prose, this book makes a unique contribution to contemporary interest in theological interpretation.

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:This work argues that the heart of patristic exegesis is the attempt to find the sacramental reality (real presence) of Christ in the Old Testament Scriptures. Leading theologian Hans Boersma discusses numerous sermons and commentaries of the church fathers to show how they regarded Christ as the treasure hidden in the field of the Old Testament and explains that the church can and should retrieve the sacramental reading of the early church today. Combining detailed scholarly insight with clear, compelling prose, this book makes a unique contribution to contemporary interest in theological interpretation.
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Hans Boersma

Hans Boersma (Th.D., University of Utrecht) holds the J. I. Packer Chair of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author or editor of several books, including A Hot Pepper Corn: Richard Baxter's Doctrine of Justification in its Seventeenth-Century Context of Controversy; Nouvelle Thologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery and Violence; Hospitality, and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition, which won the 2005 Christianity Today Book Award in theology/ethics, and Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry.
Koorong -Editorial Review.

Table Of Contents

  • :contents

    1. Patristic Reading
    the Church Fathers On Sacramental Reading Of Scripture
    scripture As Sacrament
    metaphysics And Hermeneutics: Origen, Hobbes, And Spinoza
    sacramental Reading In Origen: Discerning Heavenly Patterns
    irenaeus's Recapitulation As Sacramental Reading
    retrieving Sacramental Reading: Meaning, Virtue, Progress, And Providence
    conclusion
    2. Literal Reading
    gregory Of Nyssa And Augustine On The Creation Accounts Of Genesis
    patristic Interest In Reading By The Letter
    gregory Of Nyssa, on The Making Of Man
    gregory's Literal Reading As Theological
    augustine's Turn To Literal Exegesis
    theological Literalism In Saint augustine
    conclusion
    3. Hospitable Reading
    origen And Chrysostom On The Theophany Of Genesis 18
    interpretation As Hospitality
    origen: The Son Of God At Mamre
    origen: Hospitality As Allegory
    chrysostom: Divine Condescension At Mamre And In Scripture
    chrysostom: Hospitality As Interpersonal Moral Virtue
    conclusion
    4. Other Reading
    melito Of Sardis And Origen On The Passover Of Exodus 12
    the Exodus: Allegory As Arbitrary Reading?
    typology In Scripture
    melito Of Sardis, on Pascha
    origen, treatise On The Passover
    conclusion
    5. Incarnational Reading
    origen On The Historical Narrative Of Joshua
    allegory And Event
    origen's Polemical Context
    scripture As Incarnate Logos
    mysterii Video Sacramentum
    history's Rightful Place
    from History To Spirit: Biblical Rationale
    conclusion
    6. Harmonious Reading
    clement Of Alexandria, Athanasius, Basil, Gregory Of Nyssa, And Augustine On The Music Of The Psalms
    tuning People With The Psalms
    harmony In The Platonic Tradition
    harmony In The Early Church
    restoring Harmony: Virtue And Emotions In The Psalms
    harmony With The Voice Of Christ
    gregory Of Nyssa On The Order Of The Psalms
    conclusion
    7. Doctrinal Reading
    athanasius And Gregory Of Nyssa On The Wisdom Of Proverbs 8
    spiritual Interpretation And Christian Doctrine
    from Origen To Eusebius
    athanasius: Interpretive Strategies
    athanasius: Exegesis 1 And 2
    gregory Of Nyssa: Turning The Peacock
    gregory Of Nyssa: Christ Created, Established, And Born In Us
    reading Wisdom Sacramentally
    conclusion
    8. Nuptial Reading
    hippolytus, Origen, And Ambrose On The Bridal Couple Of The Song Of Songs
    contemporary Readings Of The Song Of Songs
    hippolytus: Allegory And Economy
    origen: Ecclesial And Personal Readings
    ambrose: Ecclesial Asceticism
    conclusion
    9. Prophetic Reading
    irenaeus, Cyril Of Alexandria, Origen, Eusebius, Gregory Of Nyssa, Jerome, Ambrose, And Augustine On The Servant Songs Of Isaiah
    prophecy And Fulfillment: A Sacramental Bond
    edward Pusey's Sacramental Typology
    looking For Christ In Isaiah's Prophecies
    christ As The Suffering Servant Of Isaiah 53
    christological Reading And The wirkungsgeschichte Of The Text
    christological Mystery Hidden In The Servant Songs
    wounded By Love: Associations Of The Chosen Arrow (isa. 49:2)conclusion
    10. Beatific Reading
    gregory Of Nyssa, Augustine, And Leo The Great On The Beatitudes Of Matthew 5
    spiritual Interpretation Of The New Testament
    interpreting Between Cave And Mountain
    gregory Of Nyssa And Multiplicity Of Meaning
    virtue And Salvation
    virtue And Interpretation
    numbering The Steps Of Virtue
    conclusion
    conclusion
    indexes

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  • Catalogue Code 461855
  • Product Code 9780801017032
  • ISBN 0801017033
  • EAN 9780801017032
  • Pages 336
  • Department Academic
  • Category Biblical Studies
  • Sub-Category Old Testament
  • Publisher Baker Academic
  • Publication Date Mar 2017
  • Sales Rank #54161
  • Dimensions 234 x 158 x 33 mm
  • Weight 0.591kg

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