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By Stuart E. Parsons

New testomony scholarship uncovers a lot approximately first-century Christianity. Early Christian masters similar to Origen and Augustine draw nice awareness to the 3rd and following centuries. but oddly, regardless of this flood of cognizance to either the 1st century and to the 3rd and later centuries, the second one century frequently escapes observe, this regardless of its nearly residing reminiscence of Jesus and his apostles from just a iteration or previous. a particular biblical exegesis used to be utilized by these second-century apologists who challenged Greco-Roman pagan religionists. besides introducing the final form of this historic apologetic exegesis, Ancient Apologetic Exegesis goals at its restoration to boot. present literature usually misunderstands or dismisses second-century exegetical methods. yet by means of taking a look at the back of anachronistic perspectives of old style, literacy, and rhetoric, we will be able to rediscover a forgotten type of early Christian exegesis.

"Parsons' paintings breaks in the course of the winning anachronistic assumptions surrounding the functionality of Scripture within the paintings of Theophilus of Antioch and recasts the apologist as a cautious and considerate exegete. His sensitivity to the style of protreptic writings and attentiveness to even the main refined echoes and allusions of Scripture make a huge contribution to the knowledge of the improvement of Christian hermeneutics within the post-apostolic age."
--Stephen O. Presley, Assistant Professor of Biblical Interpretation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, fortress worthy, TX

"Theophilus of Antioch, one of many few early metropolitan bishops from whom we now have extant writings, has frequently been overlooked or misunderstood by means of sleek students. Stuart Parsons brings insightful figuring out to a second-century presentation of Christianity via a protreptic style to a mostly oral culture."
--John Reeve, Assistant Professor of Church background, Andrews college, Berrien Springs, MI

"Since Theophilus's advert Autolycum has obtained much less cognizance than different moment- and third-century writers, Stuart Parsons not just fills a lacuna in scholarship but additionally offers us with a massive lens for examining Theophilus's exegetically established, apologetic argument by way of situating the paintings in its second-century rhetorical context. This e-book offers a beneficial stability among setting up Theophilus's rhetorical goal, supplying shut readings of texts, and demonstrating an total constitution for interpreting those letters."
--Ben C. Blackwell, Assistant Professor of Christianity, Houston Baptist University
Houston, TX

Stuart E. Parsons is a patristics researcher, division chair, and professor at Trinity collage of Florida. His guides contain a monograph on patristic exegesis and scholarly articles on second-century Christianity. His administrative tasks comprise chairing the dept of Church Ministries at Trinity collage. He additionally teaches classes on bible study, historic Greek, church historical past, and theology. he's a member of the Society of Biblical Literature, the North American Patristics Society, the yank Society of Church heritage, and the Evangelical Theological Society.

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