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By Stuart E. Parsons

New testomony scholarship uncovers a lot approximately first-century Christianity. Early Christian masters akin to Origen and Augustine draw nice recognition to the 3rd and following centuries. but oddly, regardless of this flood of awareness to either the 1st century and to the 3rd and later centuries, the second one century frequently escapes detect, this regardless of its virtually dwelling reminiscence of Jesus and his apostles from just a new release or previous. a particular biblical exegesis was once utilized by these second-century apologists who challenged Greco-Roman pagan religionists. in addition to introducing the final form of this historical apologetic exegesis, Ancient Apologetic Exegesis goals at its restoration to boot. present literature usually misunderstands or dismisses second-century exegetical ways. yet via taking a look at the back of anachronistic perspectives of historical 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 triumphing 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 an incredible contribution to the certainty of the advance of Christian hermeneutics within the post-apostolic age."
--Stephen O. Presley, Assistant Professor of Biblical Interpretation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, citadel worthy, TX

"Theophilus of Antioch, one of many few early metropolitan bishops from whom now we have extant writings, has frequently been overlooked or misunderstood by way of glossy 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 collage, 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 tremendous lens for interpreting Theophilus's exegetically established, apologetic argument by means of situating the paintings in its second-century rhetorical context. This publication offers a beneficial stability among setting up Theophilus's rhetorical function, delivering shut readings of texts, and demonstrating an total constitution for examining 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 dep. of Church Ministries at Trinity collage. He additionally teaches classes on religious study, old Greek, church heritage, 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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