Taking a radical new approach to second-century theology, 'Ancient Apologetic Exegesis' examines the work of Saint Theophilus of Antioch, with a full understanding of the man and his times. The second century is often dismissed by theologians, despite a near-living memory of Jesus and his apostles from only a generation or two prior, but Stuart E. Parsons shows that a distinctive biblical exegesis was used by those second-century apologists who challenged Greco-Roman pagan religionists. Currentliterature misunderstands second-century exegetical approaches, but by looking behind anachronistic views of ancient genre, literacy, and rhetoric, we can rediscover a forgotten form of early Christian exegesis.
|Publisher:||The Lutterworth Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Stuart E. Parsons is chair of the Church Ministries Department and a member of the Bible and Theology faculty at Trinity College of Florida.