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Early Patristic Readings of the Romans (Romans Through History and…

by Kathy L. Gaca (Editor), L. L. Welborn (Editor)

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Still, this book has much new material for scholars to consider and it puts us on the road to examining our choice of readings. For example, it is refreshing to see Graham branch into and limit herself to Irenaeus's Epideixis as a text to explore his understanding of salvation history. Gaca's survey of the historical use of Romans 1 is the type of phenomenological study that this book should generate. Despite some good issues that it explores, this work is recommendation-worthy only for a narrow audience of scholars.
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This volume traces the earliest receptions of Paul's Letter to the Romans, seeking to elucidate their hermeneutical strategies as they endorse, explain, construct, and rework Romans as a normative authority. These early patristic readings of Romans by Clement of Alexandria, Irenaeus, Origen, and others are pivotal. Long before Augustine and Luther they set formative interpretive principles upon which is built the imposing yet diverse edifice of subsequent interpretations and uses of Romans. By the end of the second century CE, the letters of Paul had established themselves as authoritative bearers of divine revelation. Yet, the task of tracing the earliest receptions of Paul's Letter to the Romans is challenging, because the thought world of the early Christians is remote, molten, largely oral, and as such hard to trace. The essays in this volume rise to the challenge by explicating significant aspects of Paul's reception among early Christian readers. They ask: How did these readers construct Paul's view of pagan and Christian relations? of the Gentiles? Of Jewish salvation? Of faith? Of resurrection? Of Christian Platonist principles? Contributors to this volume demonstrate specific ways in which Romans was appropriated to define the philosophy of Christian Platonism, a development which has had an enduring impact upon the creation of a Christian paideia. >

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