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Handbook of Patristic Exegesis (2 vols.)

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Part of The Bible in Ancient Christianity series, the Handbook of Patristic Exegesis provides a balanced and cohesive overview of the reception, transmission, and interpretation of the Bible in the life and thought of the Church during the patristic era. The handbook illuminates the context and principles necessary for understanding how the Early Church’s theology and interpretative traditions developed. In addition to a general introduction to the major topics in this field, the handbook contains essays by leading patristic scholars on the most important Church Fathers, such as Augustine, Irenaeus, Origen, and Gregory of Nyssa.

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Dig deeper into patristics with the Early Church Fathers Protestant Edition (37 vols.).

Key Features

  • Presents a balanced and cohesive picture of the Early Church
  • Surveys major topics in Patristic exegesis
  • Includes essays by leading patristic scholars on the most important Church Fathers


  • Patristic Exegesis: 50 Years of International Research
  • Judaism and Rhetorical Culture
  • Patristic Hermeneutics
  • Patristic Exegesis of the Books of the Bible
  • The Second Century
  • Third-Century Greek Christian Literature
  • Third-Century Latin Christian Literature
  • Mani and Manichaeism
  • The Fourth- and Fifth-Century Greek Christian Literature
  • Sixth- to Eighth-Century Greek Christian Literature
  • Fourth- and Fifth-Century Latin Christian Literature
  • Sixth- and Seventh-Century Latin Christian Literature
  • Syrian Christian Literature
  • Patristic Exegesis in Armenian, Georgian, Coptic, and Ethiopian Christian Literature

Praise for the Print Edition

The interpretation of the Bible in the Church Fathers attracts more and more sophisticated research; but until now we have lacked a really comprehensive overview. In these volumes, one of the foremost contemporary patristic scholars provides a superb conspectus of the field, which will be indispensable for the future of this research.

Rowan Williams, archbishop of Canterbury

In his aim of giving the Bible back to the churches, Kannengiesser caters for specialist and non-specialist alike, as well as for post-modern, prejudiced readers, and those who are more electronically disposed and are not readers in the conventional sense. This Handbook is a triumph.

Pauline Allen, director of the Center for Early Christian Studies, Australian Catholic University

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Charles Kannengiesser was successor of the late Cardinal Jean Daniélou at the Institut Catholique, as the Catherine Huisking Professor of Historical Theology at Notre Dame University. He has published several books and many articles on Athanasius of Alexandria and the Alexandrian tradition. He is the author of Early Christian Spirituality: Sources of Early Christian Thought.

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