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Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture CD-ROM, Vol.1

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture from InterVarsity Press does what very few of today’s students of the Bible could do for themselves. With the aid of computer technology, the vast array of writings from the church fathers—including much that is available only in the ancient languages—have been combed for their comment on Scripture. From these results, scholars with a deep knowledge of the fathers and a heart for the church have hand selected material for each volume, shaping, annotating and introducing it to today’s readers. Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church.

The Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture is an ecumenical project, promoting a vital link of communication between the varied Christian traditions of today and their common ancient ancestors in the faith. On this shared ground we listen as leading pastoral theologians of eight centuries gather around the text of Scripture and offer their best theological, spiritual and pastoral insights.

For Whom is This Collection Designed?

According to Thomas C. Oden and the other contributors to the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture:

"We have chosen and ordered these selections primarily for a general lay reading audience of nonprofessionals who study the Bible regularly and who earnestly wish to have classic Christian observations on the text readily available to them. In vastly differing cultural settings, contemporary lay readers are asking how they might grasp the meaning of sacred texts under the instruction of the great minds of the ancient church."

"Yet in so focusing our attention, we are determined not to neglect the rigorous requirements and needs of academic readers who up to now have had starkly limited resources and compendia in the history of exegesis. The series, which is being translated into the languages of half the world’s population, is designed to serve public libraries, universities, crosscultural studies and historical interests worldwide. It unapologetically claims and asserts its due and rightful place as a staple source book for the history of Western literature."

Electronic Books Included

  • Pentateuch
    • Genesis 1—11 (OT Volume 1)
    • Genesis 12—50 (OT Volume 2)
    • Exodus—Deuteronomy (OT Volume 3)
  • Minor Prophets
    • The Twelve Prophets (OT Volume 14)
  • Synoptic Gospels
    • Matthew 1—13 (NT Volume 1a)
    • Matthew 14—28 (NT Volume 1b)
    • Mark (NT Volume 2)
    • Luke (NT Volume 3)
  • Pauline Epistles
    • Romans (NT Volume 6)
    • 1-2 Corinthians (NT Volume 7)
    • Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians (NT Volume 8)
    • Colossians, 1-2 Thessalonians, 1-2 Timothy, Titus, Philemon (NT Volume 9)

Praise for the Print Editions

“Modern church members often do not realize that they are participants in the vast company of the communion of saints that reaches far back into the past and that will continue into the future, until the kingdom comes. This commentary should help them begin to see themselves as participants in that redeemed community.”
ELIZABETH ACHTEMEIER, Union Professor Emerita of Bible and Homiletics, Union Theological Seminary

“Composed in the style of the great medieval catenae, this new anthology of patristic commentary on Holy Scripture, conveniently arranged by chapter and verse, will be a valuable resource for prayer, study and proclamation. By calling attention to the rich Christian heritage preceding the separations between East and West and between Protestant and Catholic, this series will perform a major service to the cause of ecumenism.”
AVERY DULLES, S.J., Laurence J. McGinley Professor of Religion and Society, Fordham University

“All who are interested in the interpretation of the Bible will welcome the forthcoming multivolume series, Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture. Here the insights of scores of early church fathers will be assembled and made readily available for significant passages throughout the Bible and Apocrypha. It is hard to think of a more worthy ecumenical project to be undertaken by InterVarsity Press.”
BRUCE M. METZGER, professor emeritus of New Testament, Princeton Theological Seminary

“Chronological snobbery—the assumption that our ancestors working without benefit of computers have nothing to teach us—is exposed as nonsense by this magnificent new series. Surfeited with knowledge but starved of wisdom, many of us are more than ready to sit at table with our ancestors and listen to their holy conversations on Scripture. I know I am.”
EUGENE H. PETERSON, James Houston Professor of Spiritual Theology, Regent College


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Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture CD-ROM, Volume 1 offers the same functionality as many other commentaries within Libronix. The commentary can be linked with any Bible in the system (such as the King James Version which is included and unlocked with the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture) so that when Romans 1:4 is in view in the Bible, the same passage is also in view in the commentary. If a new verse is scrolled to in the Bible, the commentary follows suit and scrolls to the new verse automatically.

Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and King James Version linked:


Стоимость CD-ROM: 15 у.е.

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