By Stuart E. Parsons
"Parsons' paintings breaks during 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 sophisticated echoes and allusions of Scripture make a big 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, fortress worthy, TX
"Theophilus of Antioch, one of many few early metropolitan bishops from whom we've got extant writings, has usually been missed or misunderstood by means of glossy students. Stuart Parsons brings insightful knowing to a second-century presentation of Christianity via a protreptic style to a principally oral culture."
--John Reeve, Assistant Professor of Church historical past, Andrews college, Berrien Springs, MI
"Since Theophilus's advert Autolycum has obtained much less awareness than different moment- and third-century writers, Stuart Parsons not just fills a lacuna in scholarship but additionally presents us with an incredible lens for studying Theophilus's exegetically dependent, apologetic argument through situating the paintings in its second-century rhetorical context. This e-book offers a beneficial stability among constructing Theophilus's rhetorical function, delivering shut readings of texts, and demonstrating an total constitution for analyzing those letters."
--Ben C. Blackwell, Assistant Professor of Christianity, Houston Baptist University
Stuart E. Parsons is a patristics researcher, division chair, and professor at Trinity university 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 bible study, historic Greek, church historical past, 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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Ancient Apologetic Exegesis: Introducing and Recovering Theophilus’s World by Stuart E. Parsons