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By Stuart E. Parsons

New testomony scholarship uncovers a lot approximately first-century Christianity. Early Christian masters reminiscent of Origen and Augustine draw nice cognizance 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 usually escapes discover, this regardless of its virtually residing reminiscence of Jesus and his apostles from just a new release or past. a particular biblical exegesis used to be utilized by these second-century apologists who challenged Greco-Roman pagan religionists. in addition to introducing the final form of this historic apologetic exegesis, Ancient Apologetic Exegesis goals at its restoration besides. present literature frequently misunderstands or dismisses second-century exegetical techniques. yet by way of having a look in the back of anachronistic perspectives of historic style, literacy, and rhetoric, we will be able to rediscover a forgotten kind of early Christian exegesis.

"Parsons' paintings breaks in the course of the winning 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 sophisticated echoes and allusions of Scripture make a major contribution to the knowledge of the improvement 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 we have now extant writings, has usually been overlooked or misunderstood by means of sleek students. Stuart Parsons brings insightful knowing 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 got much less recognition than different moment- and third-century writers, Stuart Parsons not just fills a lacuna in scholarship but in addition presents us with a massive lens for studying Theophilus's exegetically dependent, apologetic argument by means of situating the paintings in its second-century rhetorical context. This publication offers a invaluable stability among constructing 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 courses 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, historic Greek, church background, 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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