ACT: Commentaries on Job, Hosea, Joel and Amos (Julian of Eclanum) / January 12, 2021
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Julian of Eclanum (c. 386–455) was the bishop of Eclanum, located in modern-day Italy. In this volume in IVP’s Ancient Christian Texts series, Thomas Scheck provides a new translation of Julian’s commentaries on the biblical books of Job and those of three Minor Prophets: Hosea, Joel, and Amos. Here, readers will gain insight into how early Christians read texts such as God’s speech to Job, Hosea’s symbolic representation of God’s unending love for a faithless Israel, Joel’s anticipation of the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, and Amos’s call for social justice.
While Julian was a well-known leader among the Pelagians, whose theology was famously opposed by Augustine of Hippo and ultimately determined to be outside the bounds of the church’s orthodoxy, the Pelagian movement was a significant element within the early church. And although Julian’s Pelagianism does not fundamentally affect the commentaries presented in this volume, Christians can gain insight into the truths of Scripture by reading the text alongside others, even when―or perhaps especially when―we might disagree with other aspects of their beliefs.
About This Series:
Ancient Christian Texts is a series of new translations of full-length commentaries and sermons based on biblical books or extended scriptural passages by early church leaders like Ambrosiaster, Origen, Cyril of Alexandria and many others, most of which are presented in English for the first time. With today’s best scholarship, the Ancient Christian Texts provides you with the resources you need to study for yourself the key writings of the early church in a way never before possible.
Discover for yourself the wisdom of the ancients.
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