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by Robert L. Wilken


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In his extremely thorough work on Isaiah, Robert Wilken brings to bear his considerable knowledge of early Christianity.

In his extremely thorough work on Isaiah, Robert Wilken brings to bear his considerable knowledge of early Christianity. Drawing on writings of the church fathers - Eusebius of Caesarea. Only 2 left in stock (more on the way). Only 4 left in stock (more on the way).

504 pages, hardcover from Eerdmans

504 pages, hardcover from Eerdmans. Each chapter begins with a modern English translation of the septuagint, prepared by Moisés Silva. Drawing on writings of the church fathers - Eusebius of Caesarea, Ambrose, Jerome, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodoret of Cyrus, Bernard of Clairvaux, and nearly sixty others - all of them masterfully translated, this work allows the complex words of Isaiah In his extremely thorough work on Isaiah, Robert Wilken brings to bear his considerable knowledge of early Christianity.

Series: The Church's Bible Categories: Isaiah Tags: Special Study. Pages: 590 Publisher: Eerdmans Published: 2007 ISBN-10: 0802825818 ISBN-13: 9780802825810. In its prophecies and images they saw frequent references to the coming Messiah, and they were absolutely convinced that these prophecies were unmistakably fulfilled in and through Jesus Christ. The New Testament authors recounted the story of Jesus using Isaiah as one of their primary interpretive lenses.

In his extremely thorough work on Isaiah, Robert Wilken brings to bear his considerable knowledge of early Christianity. Drawing on writings of the church fathers - Eusebius of Caesarea, Ambrose, Jerome, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodoret of Cyrus, Bernard of Clairvaux, and nearly sixty others - all of them masterfully translated, this work allows the complex words of Isaiah to come alive. Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H). 1. 0 x . 2 Inches.

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The church fathers gathered here include Augustine of Hippo, Irenaeus, Gregory of Nyssa, Athanasius, Origen, John Chrysostom, and many more.

About the Author: Robert L. Wilken is the William R. Kenan, J. Professor of the History of Christianity at the University of Virginia at Charlottesville. Among his many books is The Land Called Holy: Palestine in Christian History and Thought.

Such a series has always been badly needed. It also provides a welcome corrective to current fringe modes of interpretation that are more interested in rhetoric, style, or sociology than in the substance and content of the written Word of God.

In his extremely thorough work on Isaiah, Robert Wilken brings to bear his considerable knowledge of early Christianity. Drawing on writings of the church fathers -- Eusebius of Caesarea, Ambrose, Jerome, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodoret of Cyrus, Bernard of Clairvaux, and nearly sixty others -- all of them masterfully translated, this work allows the complex words of Isaiah to come alive.Wilken's selection of ancient commentators clearly illuminates how Isaiah was used by the New Testament writers and understood by the early church fathers. Each chapter begins with a modern English translation of the septuagint, prepared by Moisés Silva. Editorial comments provide a foundation for understanding the excerpted commentaries and other writings that follow for each chapter.Isaiah: Interpreted by Early Christian and Medieval Commentators is ideal for devotional and spiritual reading and for a deeper understanding of the church's historical interpretation of this major prophet.

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This excellent volume on Isaiah in the "Church's Bible" series provides selections--on specific passages, going through Isaiah from the first chapter to the last--from eminent Christian commentators, including such figures as Saints Augustine, John Chrysostom, and Ambrose on these passages. It also provides selections on figures such as Eusebius and others, going as late as St. Bede. This volume can be compared to the 2 volume set on the book of Isaiah in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture series. The disadvantage of this volume on Isaiah in the Church's Bible volume is that covers only some passages in Isaiah, though it is true that passages covered are more imporatant ones. The 2 volume set in the "Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture" aims at covering every line in Isaiah--for that reason, if you had to pick one or the other publication, I would purchase the 2 volume set in the "Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture" series rather than this volume. However, there isn't much overlap between the volumes on Isaiah in the two series. This volume, in the Church's Bible series, has some important things to say in its own favor though. I can find the commentary selections quite helpful in understanding the particular passage covered. And since this volume doesn't aim at covering evey line in Isaiah, the selections can be longer, and the length of these passage is justified when it comes to understanding the passage discussed.
This volume is sometimes more valuable than commentaries written by modern writers on Isaiah when it comes to understanding passages in Isaiah. Personally, I particularly appreciate the way that these ancient commentators explain how some passages in Isaiah look forward to Christ.
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Recently I was asked to preach at a pastor's conference, which also meant that I had to attend. When asked what my text would be, I said Isaiah 35. I was then told that it was common practice to preach from the gospel lesson-some dreary passage in Luke. I replied that I was indeed preaching from the gospel...according to Isaiah. They balked; I said find someone else; they relented. As to this work, (1) anything with RL Wilken's name associated with it is bound to be excellent (read "In Dominico Eloquio" for example, essays in honor of Wilken); (2) anything patristic also has to be good, despite the "pre-critical" name it is often given by "higher" critics. I use this work in preparation for sermon writing and bible study and I am forever amazed at what the Church Fathers saw in the text.
This is not the first work to explore patristic ideas in the Isaiah, Johanna Manley's work "Isaiah Through The Ages" tries to do the same thing, but from a decidedly Eastern point of view. Her work is also valuable-there's a great deal Lutheranism can learn from the East-but it doesn't have the variety that Wilken's work has. Wilken's work is also better organized, and I think, easier to read. I believe it is also less expensive.
If you're a student of scripture, or a pastor, I urge and implore you to read the Church Fathers on scripture and this work is a great place to start. You might also consider the four volume set "The Sunday Sermons of the Great Church Fathers." I really do think that if you begin with the text, then head to the Church Fathers, you'll get a great deal more than you will from going immediately to a contemporary commentary. Not that contemporary commentaries are bad, but they are often written by academics who don't live and work in the atmosphere of the church; as opposed to the Fathers, for whom scripture was a matter of life and death.
Isaiah: Interpreted by Early Christian Medieval Commentators (The Church's Bible) download epub
Bible Study & Reference
Author: Robert L. Wilken
ISBN: 0802825818
Category: Christian Books & Bibles
Subcategory: Bible Study & Reference
Language: English
Publisher: Eerdmans; 1st Edition, 1st Printing edition (July 3, 2007)
Pages: 618 pages