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The Church's Bible Upgrade (2 vols.)
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The Church's Bible Upgrade (2 vols.)

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Eerdmans 2018

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Overview

In the early church, all discussion of theological topics, moral issues, and Christian practices started with the biblical text, resulting in a substantial library of biblical commentaries and homilies. Unfortunately, this ancient body of writings is now known only in bits and pieces—if at all. The Church’s Bible series brings this rich classical tradition of biblical interpretation to life once again. Compiled, translated, and edited by leading scholars, these volumes draw extensively from early and medieval commentators, illuminating Holy Scripture as it was understood during the first millennium of Christian history. Designed for clergy, Bible teachers, men and women in religious communities, and all serious students of Scripture, The Church’s Bible will lead contemporary readers into the inexhaustible spiritual and theological world of the early church and the Bible itself.

In the Logos edition, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Key Features

  • Composed of patristic and medieval commentary on the Bible
  • Lays out a millennium’s worth of rich biblical interpretation
  • Edited and translated by key scholars in the field

Product Details

Individual Titles

Matthew: Interpreted by Early Christian Commentators

  • Author: D. H. Williams
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 570

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The Church’s Bible series brings the rich classical tradition of biblical interpretation to life, illuminating Scripture as it was understood during the first millennium of Christian history. Compiled, translated, and edited by leading scholars, these volumes lead contemporary clergy, Bible teachers, and students of Scripture into the inexhaustible spiritual and theological world of the early church.

This volume on Matthew contains select freshly translated excerpts from patristic commentators including John Chrysostom, Irenaeus of Lyons, Origen, Tertullian, and Augustine. Ranging chronologically from the second century to the seventh century, these selections splendidly display a neglected part of the church’s interpretive tradition on Matthew.

Serious students of the Bible will want to consider subscribing to the entire series, which holds the promise of powerfully enriching and recasting scriptural study in the twenty-first century.

First Things

D. H. Williams is professor of religion in patristics and historical theology at Baylor University and the author of Evangelicals and Tradition: The Formative Influence of the Early Church.

John: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators

  • Author: Michael A. Thomas and Bryan A. Stewart
  • Publisher: Eerdmans
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Pages: 684

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This Church’s Bible volume on the Gospel of John contains carefully selected and translated homilies and commentaries from such church fathers as Cyril of Alexandria, Cyril of Jerusalem, Gregory the Great, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Augustine, Athanasius, and the Venerable Bede. Ranging chronologically from the second century to the ninth, these substantial patristic selections provide an illuminating window into the breadth of the church’s interpretive tradition on John’s Gospel.

This series rescues from the shadows the many penetrating insights of ancient Jewish and Christian interpreters. . . . They can continue to instruct us today with their perception into the perennial foibles of the human condition.

Religious Studies Review

Bryan A. Stewart is professor of religion at McMurry University, Abilene, Texas, and he also serves as a priest in the Anglican tradition.

Michael A. Thomas is professor of religion and humanities and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Concordia University, Portland, Oregon.