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Ancient Apologetic Exegesis: Introducing and Recovering Theophilus's World Paperback – February 5, 2015
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''Parsons' work breaks through the prevailing anachronistic assumptions surrounding the performance of Scripture in the work of Theophilus of Antioch and recasts the apologist as a careful and thoughtful exegete. His sensitivity to the genre of protreptic writings and attentiveness to even the most subtle echoes and allusions of Scripture make an important contribution to the understanding of the development of Christian hermeneutics in the post-apostolic age.''
--Stephen O. Presley, Assistant Professor of Biblical Interpretation, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, TX
''Theophilus of Antioch, one of the few early metropolitan bishops from whom we have extant writings, has often been ignored or misunderstood by modern scholars. Stuart Parsons brings insightful understanding to a second-century presentation of Christianity through a protreptic genre to a largely oral culture.''
--John Reeve, Assistant Professor of Church History, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
''Since Theophilus's Ad Autolycum has received less attention than other second- and third-century writers, Stuart Parsons not only fills a lacuna in scholarship but also provides us with an important lens for reading Theophilus's exegetically based, apologetic argument by situating the work in its second-century rhetorical context. This book presents a helpful balance between establishing Theophilus's rhetorical purpose, providing close readings of texts, and demonstrating an overall structure for reading these letters.''
--Ben C. Blackwell, Assistant Professor of Christianity, Houston Baptist University
Houston, TX --Wipf and Stock Publishers
About the Author
Stuart E. Parsons is chair of the Church Ministries Department and a member of the Bible and Theology faculty at Trinity College of Florida.
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