By Stuart E. Parsons
"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 an immense 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 now we have extant writings, has frequently been neglected or misunderstood via glossy students. Stuart Parsons brings insightful figuring out 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 collage, Berrien Springs, MI
"Since Theophilus's advert Autolycum has obtained much less recognition than different moment- and third-century writers, Stuart Parsons not just fills a lacuna in scholarship but additionally offers us with a massive lens for examining Theophilus's exegetically dependent, apologetic argument by means of situating the paintings in its second-century rhetorical context. This e-book provides a worthwhile stability among developing Theophilus's rhetorical objective, 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 collage of Florida. His courses contain a monograph on patristic exegesis and scholarly articles on second-century Christianity. His administrative tasks contain chairing the dep. of Church Ministries at Trinity university. He additionally teaches classes on bible 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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