John 11-21
John 11-21
Special Study

John 11-21

in Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

by Joel C. Elowsky

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Pages 462
Publisher InterVarsity Press
Published 2007
ISBN-13 9780830810994
The Gospel of John was beloved by the early church, much as it is today, for its spiritual insight and clear declaration of Jesus' divinity. Clement of Alexandria indeed declared it the "spiritual Gospel." Early disputers with heretics such as Cerinthus and the Ebionites drew upon the Gospel of John to refute their heretical notions and uphold the full deity of Christ, and this Gospel more than any other was central to the trinitarian and christological debates of the fourth and fifth centuries.The Gospel of John was also thought to be the most chronological, and even to this day is the source of our sense of Jesus' having a three-year ministry. And John Chrysostom's Homilies on John, emphasize Christ's humanity and condescension toward the human race.In addition to the serial homilies of John Chrysostom, readers of this volume will find selections from those of Origen, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Cyril of Alexandria and Augustine. These commentaries are supplemented with homiletic material from Gregory the Great, Caesarius, Amphilochius, and Basil of Seleucia among others. Liturgical selections derive from Ephrem the Syrian, Ambrose and Romanos the Melodist, which are further supplemented with doctrinal material from Athanasius, the Cappodocians, Hilary and Ambrose.This rich tradition, some of which is here translated for the first time, offers a vast treasure out of which today's scribes may bring forth that which is new and what is old. Market/AudiencePastorsReaders of church historySeminary students and professors Features and BenefitsMakes accessible early Christian commentary on the Gospel of JohnCovers the period from Clement of Rome (second century) to John of Damascus (mid-eighth century)Includes the RSV textRenders ancient Greek, Latin, Coptic and Syriac writings in lucid English translationProvides biographical sketches and a timeline of ancient Christian sources

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