[Epub] Genesis 1-11 (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Old Testament, Volume I) By Andrew Louth – Ivogue.co.uk

Genesis 1-11 (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Old Testament, Volume I) The Rich Tapestry Of The Creation Narrative In The Early Chapters Of Genesis Proved Irresistible To The Thoughtful, Reflective Minds Of The Church Fathers Within Them They Found The Beginning Threads From Which To Weave A Theology Of Creation, Fall And Redemption Following Their Mentor, The Apostle Paul, They Explored The Profound Significance Of Adam As A Type Of Christ, The Second Adam The Six Days Of Creation Proved Especially Attractive Among The Fathers As A Subject For Commentary, With Basil The Great And Ambrose Producing Well KnownHexaemerons Similarly, Augustine Devoted Portions Of Five Works To The First Chapter Of Genesis As In Previous Volumes Within The Ancient Christian Commentary On Scripture, The Range Of Comment Contained InGenesis 1 11 Spans From The First Century To The Eighth, From East To West, And From Greek And Latin Speakers To Syriac Especially Helpful In This Volume Is Editor Andrew Louth S Supply Of Septuagintal Alternative Readings To The Masoretic Text, Which Are Often Necessary To Understanding The Fathers Flow Of Thought Genesis 1 11 Opens Up A Treasure House Of Ancient Wisdom Allowing These Faithful Witnesses, Some Appearing Here In English Translation For The First Time, To Speak With Eloquence And Intellectual Acumen To The Church Today.

  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Genesis 1-11 (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Old Testament, Volume I)
  • Andrew Louth
  • English
  • 22 September 2018
  • 9780830814718

About the Author: Andrew Louth

Andrew Louth is an Eastern Orthodox theologian and priest of the Russian Orthodox Church.



10 thoughts on “Genesis 1-11 (Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture: Old Testament, Volume I)

  1. says:

    I ve been working through this Ancient Christian Commentary series on some of my later Pentateuch reading When I went back to Genesis for Bray s Genesis 1 11, I decided to pair this with it.The structure of the book is to present a few verses of Genesis along with a summary of the ancient commentary on those verses That is followed by detailed excerpts from a variety of early church fathers commenting on those verses.Overall, I would give this a lukewarm recommendation The book lives and dies based on the commentary excerpts, and they are only so so Each is typically only a paragraph or two, which makes it difficult to get than a flavor of what the author is saying Still, I d say 20 30% of them were quite interesting and worth reading even in abbreviated form The summaries of the commentary are useless Each is created by writing one sentence per excerpt and jamming those sentences together in a disjointed way There s very little reason to read 8 awkward summary sentences, instead of just the 8 short excerpts themselves I think linearly reading through this book was not the best way to use it A better approach would be to look up specific passages, scan the commentary to see what whets your appetite, and then track down the primary source to read the full discussion in context I found that latter to in some cases be difficult than expected, because even though these are extremely ancient texts, some of them apparently were only translated into English recently and so aren t easily findable in the online public domain.

  2. says:

    I had high hopes for reading from the old Christian scholars, but the problem is the format of this series Rather than letting each writer speak about Genesis, the style is chopped up, almost verse by verse, with a paragraph or two from each writer, then moving on to the next verse, and so on I found it impossible to hold the threads together and it made for slow, distracted reading.This format might work for others, and there s good material here It just didn t work for me.

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