Theodore of Mopsuestia,Joel C. Elowsky,Marco Conti's Commentary on the Gospel of John (Ancient Christian Texts) PDF

By Theodore of Mopsuestia,Joel C. Elowsky,Marco Conti

ISBN-10: 0830829067

ISBN-13: 9780830829064

Theodore of Mopsuestia, born in Antioch (c. 350) and a disciple of Diodore of Tarsus, serves as probably the most vital exemplars of Antiochene exegesis of his iteration. dedicated to literal, linguistic, grammatical and historic interpretation, he eschewed allegorical reasons that can no longer be supported from the textual content, notwithstanding he used to be now not averse to typological interpretations of outdated testomony texts that have been supported by means of the New.

Regrettably, Theodore used to be dragged posthumously into the Nestorian controversy, and his works have been condemned through the 3 Chapters and the Council of Constantinople in 553. accordingly a lot of his theological and exegetical works have been misplaced or destroyed. the unique Greek model of his observation at the Gospel of John is still merely in fragments. This new English translation is predicated on an early whole Syriac translation dated A.D. 460-465, inside of 40 years of Theodores loss of life in 428.

While fees of heterodoxy opposed to Theodore will not be fullyyt justified, there is still an obvious dualism in his Christology that are meant to be significantly seen in mild of the later Chalcedonian formulation. With this warning, there nonetheless continues to be a lot that's precious for modern readers, no matter if preachers, scholars or lay humans drawn to the early churchs knowing of the Gospel of John.

Here for the 1st time is a whole English translation of this worthy paintings, ably translated via Marco Conti and edited by means of Joel C. Elowsky.

Ancient Christian Texts is a sequence of latest translations, such a lot of that are right here provided in English for the 1st time. The sequence presents modern readers with the assets they should learn for themselves the main writings of the early church. The texts represented within the sequence are full-length commentaries or sermon sequence in accordance with biblical books or prolonged scriptural passages.

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