Ancient Christian Commentary
Thomas C. Oden General Editor
Thomas C. Oden 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 and the author of numerous theological works, including a three-volume systematic theology. __________
Christopher A. Hall
Christopher A. Hall is associate professor of biblical and theological studies at Eastern College, St. Davids, Pennsylvania, and associate editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. ______________
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©1998 by the Institute of Classical Christian Studies (ICCS), Thomas C. Oden and Christopher A. Hall.
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Edited by: Thomas C. Oden & Christopher A. Hall
1200 Years in the Making
The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture is a 28 Volume patristic commentary on Scripture. The patristic period, the time of the fathers of the church, spans the era from Clement of Rome (fl. cl. 95) to John of Damascus (c. 645-c.749). The commentary thus covers seven centuries of biblical interpretation, from the end of the New Testament to the mid-eighth century, including the Venerable Bede.
...the church fathers...comment on Scripture.
With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers--including much that is 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.
The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture is an ecumenical project, promoting a vital link of communication between the varied Christian traditions of today and their common ancient ancestors in the faith.
this shared ground, we listen as leading pastoral theologians of seven
centuries gather around the text of Scripture and offer their best
theological, spiritual and pastoral insights.
In its wake there is a widespread yearning among Christian individuals and communities for the wholesome, the deep and the enduring.
...our ancient ancestors in the faith describe and interpret the scriptural vistas as they see them.
The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture does not seek to replace those excellent commentaries that have been produced in the twentieth century.
Rather, it supplements them, framing them with interpretive voices that have long sustained the church and only recently have fallen silent. It ____________________________
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invites us to listen with appreciative ears and sympathetic minds as our ancient ancestors in the faith describe and interpret the scriptural vistas as they see them. _________________________________
...for theological interpretation,
spiritual reading, and wholesome teaching and preaching.
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