Church’s Bible, The (6 Volumes)
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In the early church all discussion of theological topics, of moral issues, and of Christian practice took the biblical text as the starting point, resulting in a substantial library of biblical commentaries and homilies. Unfortunately, this ancient body of writings is now known only in bits and pieces if at all. The Church’s Bible series brings this rich classical tradition of biblical interpretation to life once again. Compiled, translated, and edited by leading scholars, these volumes draw extensively from early and medieval commentators, illuminating Holy Scripture as it was understood during the first millennium of Christian history. Designed for clergy, Bible teachers, men and women in religious communities, and all serious students of Scripture, The Church’s Bible will lead contemporary readers into the inexhaustible spiritual and theological world of the early church and hence of the Bible itself.
“The Church’s Bible, a new commentary series on books of the Bible composed of quotations from patristic and medieval commentators, bears witness to the long, rich tradition of biblical interpretation within the church catholic. Such a series has always been badly needed. It also provides a welcome corrective to current fringe modes of interpretation that are more interested in rhetoric, style, or sociology than in the substance and content of the written Word of God. Recommended heartily to all pastors, preachers, and professors and students of theology.” – Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J., Catholic University of America
- The Song of Songs: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators – Translated and Edited by Richard A. Norris Jr. (2019)
- Isaiah: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators – Translated and Edited by Robert Louis Wilken (with Angela Russell Christman and Michael J. Hollerich) (2007)
- Matthew: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators – Translated and Edited by D. H. Williams (2018)
- John: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators – Translated and Edited by Bryan A. Stewart & Michael A. Thomas (2018)
- Romans: Interpreted by Early Christian Commentators – Translated and Edited by J. Patout Burns Jr. (with Father Constantine Newman) (2012)
- 1 Corinthians: Interpreted by Early Christian Commentators – Translated and Edited by Judith L. Kovacs (2005)
Some of the Contributors Include:
- Anselm of Canterbury
- Augustine of Hippo
- Basil of Caesarea
- Bernard of Clairvaux
- Clement of Rome
- Cyril of Alexandria
- Didymus the Blind
- Ephrem the Syrian<
- Gennadius of Constantinople
- Gregory of Nyssa
- Gregory the Theologian
- John Chrysostom
- Leo the Great
- Origen of Alexandria
- Pacian of Barcelona
- Pseudo-Basil of Caesarea
The Church’s Bible (6 Volumes)
- Authors: Bryan A. Stewart, D. H. Williams, J. Patout Burns Jr., Judith L. Kovacs, Michael A. Thomas, Richard A. Norris Jr., Robert Louis Wilken
- Publisher: W. B. Eerdmans Publishing
- Bible Book: 1 Corinthians, Isaiah, John, Matthew, Romans, Song of Songs
- Tradition: Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, Orthodox Church, Roman Catholic
- Categories: Commentaries
- Min Acc Version: 10.4
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