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Greek Patristic and Eastern Orthodox Interpretations of Romans

by Patte, Daniel, Mihoc, Vasile

Bloomsbury 2013

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Overview

This collection of essays integrates scholarly and scriptural interpretations, Eastern Orthodox biblical scholarship, together with biblical interpretations throughout church history. Unlike the Western interpretations that read Romans in terms of theological anthropology, the Greek Fathers don’t presuppose such a concept. Each of the articles in Greek Patristic and Eastern Orthodox Interpretations of Romans invites Western scholars and students to re-read Paul’s letter with new eyes: with a greater sensitivity to the nuances of the Greek text, an openness to envision what Paul is saying from very different theological and hermeneutical perspectives, and the awareness that the Greek Fathers addressed particular contextual issues of their time.

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Key Features

  • Explores major interpretations of Romans by Greek Fathers
  • Provides scholarly and scriptural interpretations

Contributors

  • Vasile Mihoc
  • Daniel Patte
  • Matthew W. Bates
  • Steven DiMattei
  • Archbishop Demetrios
  • George Kalantzis
  • Bruce Lowe
  • Stelian Tofana

Contents

  • Basic Principles of Orthodox Biblical Hermeneutics as Rooted in the Greek Fathers’ Interpretation
  • How the Essays in this Volume Complement Each Other
  • Prosopographic Exegesis and Narrative Logic: Paul, Origen, and Theodoret of Cyrus on Psalm 69:22–23
  • Adam, an Image of the Future Economy: Romans 5:14 in the Context of Irenaeus’ Christological Exegesis of Genesis 1:26
  • “Being Transformed”: Chrysostom’s Exegesis of the Epistle to the Romans
  • St. Paul and the Jews in John Chrysostom’s Commentary on Romans 9–11
  • The Voice So Dear to Me: Themes From Romans in Theodore, Chrysostom, and Theodoret
  • What Does Proecho Really Echo in Romans 3:9? Re-evaluating Arethas & Photius’ 9th–10th Century Greek Interpretations
  • The Interdependency between Destiny, Humankind, and Creation According to Romans 8:18–23: An Orthodox-Patristic Perspective
  • Some of the Theological/Hermeneutical, Contextual, and Analytical/Textual Choices Made by Greek Fathers and Eastern Orthodox Interpreters of Romans

Product Details

  • Title: Greek Patristic and Eastern Orthodox Interpretations of Romans
  • Editors: Daniel Patte and Vasile Mihoc
  • Series: Romans Through History & Culture
  • Publisher: T&T Clark
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Pages: 224

About the Editors

Daniel Patte teaches at Vanderbilt University and is the author of The Challenge of Discipleship and Discipleship According to the Sermon on the Mount, and an editor of Engaging Augustine on Romans, Gender, Tradition, and Romans: Shared Ground, Uncertain Borders, Reading Israel in Romans: Legitimacy and Plausibility of Divergent Interpretations and the experimental journal Semeia.

Vasile Mihoc is a professor of New Testament at Facultatea de Teologie “Andrei Saguna” in Romania.