Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]  -     Edited By: J. Robert Wright, Thomas C. Oden
    By: J. Robert Wright, ed.
Buy Item $32.99 Retail: $50.00 Save 34% ($17.01) Add To Cart
Add To Wishlist

Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]

Inter-Varsity Press / 2004 / Hardcover

$32.99 (CBD Price)
|
Retail: $50.00
|
Save 34% ($17.01)
Availability: In Stock
CBD Stock No: WW14791

Current Promotions

Product Description

Among the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon were all thought by the early church fathers to have derived from the hand of Solomon. To their minds the finest wisdom about the deeper issues of life prior to the time of God's taking human form in Jesus Christ was to be found in these books. As in all the Old Testament they were quick to find types and intimations of Christ and his church which would make the ancient Word relevant to the Christians of their day.Of extant commentaries on Ecclesiastes few is so profound as the eight homilies of Gregory of Nyssa, even though they cover only the first three chapters of the book. Joining Gregory among those most frequently excerpted in this volume are Augustine, Ambrose, Gregory the Great, Origen, John Cassian, John Chrysostom, Athanasius, Bede the Venerable and Jerome. Gregory of Nazianzus, Basil the Great and Cyril of Jerusalem lead a cast of other less frequently cited fathers, and then there remains a large cast of supporting players, some of whose work is translated here into English for the first time.This volume edited by J. Robert Wright thus offers a rich trove of wisdom on Wisdom for the enrichment of the church today.

Product Information

Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 288
Vendor: Inter-Varsity Press
Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 10 X 7 (inches)
ISBN: 0830814795
ISBN-13: 9780830814794
Availability: In Stock
Series: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture

Related Products

  1. The Twelve Prophets: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]
    The Twelve Prophets: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]
    Alberto Ferreiro, ed.
    Inter-Varsity Press / 2003 / Hardcover
    $34.99 Retail: $50.00 Save 30% ($15.01)
    4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW14840
  2. Genesis 12-50: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]
    Genesis 12-50: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]
    J. Mark Sheridan, ed.
    Inter-Varsity Press / 2002 / Hardcover
    $34.99 Retail: $50.00 Save 30% ($15.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW14720
  3. Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]
    Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]
    Inter-Varsity Press / 2001 / Hardcover
    $34.99 Retail: $50.00 Save 30% ($15.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW814736
  4. Job: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]
    Job: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]
    Edited by Manlio Simonetti & Marco Conti
    Inter-Varsity Press / Hardcover
    $34.99 Retail: $50.00 Save 30% ($15.01)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW814760

Publisher's Description

Among the Wisdom Literature of the Old Testament, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon were all thought by the early church fathers to have derived from the hand of Solomon. To their minds the finest wisdom about the deeper issues of life prior to the time of God's taking human form in Jesus Christ was to be found in these books. As in all the Old Testament they were quick to find types and intimations of Christ and his church which would make the ancient Word relevant to the Christians of their day. Of extant commentaries on Ecclesiastes none is so profound as the eight homilies of Gregory of Nyssa, even though they cover only the first three chapters of the book. Joining Gregory among those most frequently excerpted in this volume are Augustine, Ambrose, Gregory the Great, Origen, John Cassian, John Chrysostom, Athanasius, Bede the Venerable and Jerome. Gregory of Nazianzus, Basil the Great and Cyril of Jerusalem lead a cast of other less frequently cited fathers, and then there remains a large cast of supporting players, some of whose work is translated here into English for the first time. This volume edited by J. Robert Wright thus offers a rich trove of wisdom on Wisdom for the enrichment of the church today.

Author Bio

J. Robert Wright (D. Phil., Oxford University) is St. Mark's Professor of Ecclesiastical History at General Theological Seminary in New York, New York. A life fellow of the Royal Historical Society (London), he serves as the historiographer of the Episcopal Church. He has written or edited several books focused on history and spirituality that seek to recover the ancient heritage that all Christians have in common, including as well as (ACCS). His articles have been published widely in journals such as and Frequently Wright is featured and quoted in the and elsewhere as an authority on Anglican/Episcopal history and doctrines as well as on ecumenical matters.

Product Reviews

Be the first to write a review!

Ask Christianbook

Back
×

Ask Christianbook

What would you like to know about this product? Please enter your name, your email and your question regarding the product in the fields below, and we'll answer you in the next 24-48 hours.

If you need immediate assistance regarding this product or any other, please call 1-800-CHRISTIAN to speak directly with a customer service representative.

Other Customers Also Purchased

  1. Revelation: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture  [ACCS]
    Revelation: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]
    Edited by William C. Weinrich
    Inter-Varsity Press / 2005 / Hardcover
    $34.99 Retail: $50.00 Save 30% ($15.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 3 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW814973
  2. The Mishnah
    The Mishnah
    Translated by Herbert Danby
    Hendrickson Publishers / 2012 / Trade Paperback
    $39.99 Retail: $79.95 Save 50% ($39.96)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW569025
  3. Christianity, Cults, & Religions - Participant Guide
    Christianity, Cults, & Religions - Participant Guide
    Rose Publishing / 2010 / Trade Paperback
    $7.99 Retail: $9.99 Save 20% ($2.00)
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW364295
  4. Romans: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]
    Romans: Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture [ACCS]
    Inter-Varsity Press / 2005 / Hardcover
    $34.99 Retail: $50.00 Save 30% ($15.01)
    5 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
    Availability: In Stock
    CBD Stock No: WW81356X

Find Related Products

Author/Artist Review

Start A New Search