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Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (Complete 29-volume Set)

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Updated Edition now available for Easy Install without the need for a disc.

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (Updated Edition) 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 in this volume 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.

Includes:

  • all twenty-nine volumes of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture
  • commentary by the church fathers on all sixty-six books of the Bible and the Apocrypha
  • introductions by world-renowned patristics scholars

Features:

  • Makes accessible early Christian commentary on the books of the Old Testament, New Testament and Apocrypha
  • Covers the period from Clement of Rome (second century) to John of Damascus (mid-eighth century)
  • Illuminates Scripture in the light of classic and consensual Christian faith
  • Informs postcritical Christian reading and exposition of Scripture
  • Includes the RSV text
  • Renders ancient Greek, Latin, Coptic and Syriac writings in lucid English translation
  • Draws on the resources and expertise of an international team of scholars from Protestant, Roman Catholic and Orthodox traditions
  • Provides biographical sketches and a timeline of ancient Christian sources
  • Contains indexes, bibliographies and keys to original language sources
  • Excellent resource for preaching and teaching

See Publisher's comments for editor and publication details for each volume.

Praise for the printed version:
“The conspectus of patristic exposition that this series offers has been badly needed for several centuries, and the whole Christian world should unite to thank those who are undertaking to fill the gap.  For the ongoing ecumenical conversation, and the accurate appreciation of early Christian thought, and the current hermeneutical debate as well, the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture will prove itself to be a really indispensable resource.”—J. I. Packer, Board of Governors Professor of Theology, Regent College

"Contemporary Christians would do well to draw the hermeneutical circle broadly enough to include not only cross-cultural voices from around the world but also the voices to be found in the Ancient Christian Commentary series. This is an excellent sermon-preparation resource for pastors."—Christian Century, May 2, 2006

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture (Updated Edition)
• Series Editor:
Thomas C. Oden
• Publisher: InterVarsity Press (first volume released April 2000 - latest volume released May 2010)

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July 12, 2013  |  1:06 AM  |  Fantastic (5)
This is an amazing commentary that is fascinating to read. Having a perspective of godly men who lived and walked this earth much closer to Jesus' time on earth is great. I'm actually quite amazed and thankful someone took the time to put this huge volume of books together. Thanks Accordance for bringing it to us digitally.
April 26, 2013  |  6:53 PM  |  Good (4)
There is great benefit in using commentaries from different eras of Christian history, and you can't really go back much further than the Church fathers! For those who want to learn from the great teachers and preachers of the Church's earlier years, the commentary contained in these volumes helps reconnect us with those men.

This set does have its limitations: it does not necessarily provide a consensus interpretation on a Bible passage nor even a comprehensive review of various interpretations, and the comments are necessarily of limited length. This set does, however, help us see some ways passages have been understood in the past. In addition, though the commentary doesn't contain a lot of exegetical discussion, it does offer plenty of spiritual encouragement and exhortation along with devotional insights to meditate on.

The format works nicely, with paragraph-sized quotations from multiple authors assembled together into a verse-by-ve ...
There is great benefit in using commentaries from different eras of Christian history, and you can't really go back much further than the Church fathers! For those who want to learn from the great teachers and preachers of the Church's earlier years, the commentary contained in these volumes helps reconnect us with those men.

This set does have its limitations: it does not necessarily provide a consensus interpretation on a Bible passage nor even a comprehensive review of various interpretations, and the comments are necessarily of limited length. This set does, however, help us see some ways passages have been understood in the past. In addition, though the commentary doesn't contain a lot of exegetical discussion, it does offer plenty of spiritual encouragement and exhortation along with devotional insights to meditate on.

The format works nicely, with paragraph-sized quotations from multiple authors assembled together into a verse-by-verse commentary (there is also a summary of the content at the beginning of each section). Furthermore, each quotation is cited so you can look up the full context of the quote if desired. The commentary is great to use in parallel with the passage you're studying, but this digital version also makes it easy to trace a particular author's comments through a book.

I really like this commentary and definitely recommend it.
May 3, 2012  |  4:57 PM  |  Not Recommended (1)
I don't know unlock code!!!!!!!!!!!

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