Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture CD-ROM Complete Setby InterVarsity Press
The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture does what very few of today's students of the Bible could do for themselves. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers—including many that are available only in the ancient languages—have been combed for their comment on Scripture. From these results, scholars
The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture does what very few of today's students of the Bible could do for themselves. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers—including many that are available only in the ancient languages—have been combed for their comment on Scripture. From these results, scholars with a deep knowledge of the fathers and a heart for the church have hand selected material for each volume, shaping, annotating and introducing it to today's readers. Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church.
Included on this CD-ROM from series editor Tom C. Oden is the full text of all twenty-nine commentaries from the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Arranged canonically, each volume allows the living voices of the church in its formative centuries to speak as they engage the sacred page of Scripture. Now even more accessible in digital format, this series will prove an uncommon companion for theological interpretation, spiritual reading, and wholesome teaching and preaching.
Inside you'll find
all twenty-nine volumes of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripturecommentary by the church fathers on all sixty-six books of the Bible and the Apocryphaintroductions by world-renowned patristics scholarsa money-saving packagethe new revolutionary Libronix Digital Library System (TM)a free KJV Bibleunlockable versions of the Bible, including NASB, NRSV, NLT, RSV and The MessageThe Essential IVP Reference Collection (unlockable for a fee)a complete user's manual on the CD
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Fr. Peter E. Gillquist, director of the Department of Missions and Evangelism, Antiochian Orthodox Christian Archdiocese of North America
William H. Willimon, bishop, North Alabama Conference, The United Methodist Church
H. Wayne House, Distinguished Research Professor of Biblical and Theological Studies, Faith Evangelical Seminary
George Lawless, Augustinian Patristic Institute and Gregorian University, Rome
Don S. Browning, Alexander Campbell Professor Emeritus of Ethics and the Social Sciences, The Divinity School, University of Chicago
Elizabeth Achtemeier, the late Union Professor Emerita of Bible and Homiletics, Union Theological Seminary
David F. Wells, Distinguished Senior Research Professor, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Eugene H. Peterson, Professor Emeritus of Spiritual Theology, Regent College
Bruce M. Metzger, the late Professor Emeritus of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary
Alberto Ferreiro, professor of history, Seattle Pacific University
Meet the Author
Thomas C. Oden (PhD, Yale University), is the general editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and the Ancient Christian Doctrine series as well as the author of Classic Christianity, a revision of his three-volume systematic theology. He is the director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University in Pennsylvania and he formerly served as the Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at The Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey.
Oden is active in the Confessing Movement in America, particularly within the United Methodist Church and serves on the board of the Institute on Religion and Democracy. He suggests that Christians need to rely upon the wisdom of the historical Church, particularly the early Church, rather than on modern scholarship and theology and says his mission is "to begin to prepare the postmodern Christian community for its third millennium by returning again to the careful study and respectful following of the central tradition of classical Christianity."
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