Updating Basket....

Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket
Sign In
0 Items

BASKET SUMMARY

There are currently no items added to the basket

Augustine's Commentary on Galatians

Introduction, Text, Translation, and Notes

Augustine's Commentary on Galatians

Introduction, Text, Translation, and Notes

This item is a print on demand title and will be dispatched in 1-3 weeks.

Hardback

£135.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199244393
Number of Pages: 312
Published: 06/02/2003
Width: 14.5 cm
Height: 22.3 cm
Now available in English for the first time, Augustine's Commentary on Galatians is his only complete, formal commentary on any book of the Bible and offers unique insights into his understanding of Paul and of his own task as a biblical interpreter. Yet it is one of his least known works today - and this despite its importance in the past for such major figures as Aquinas, Luther, Erasmus, and Newman. The present volume seeks to remedy this situation by providing not only an English translation with facing Latin text, but also a comprehensive introduction and copious notes. Since Galatians happens to be the only biblical book commented upon by all the ancient Latin commentators - including Jerome, Pelagius, Ambrosiaster, and Marius Victorinus, as well as Augustine - it provides a basis for comparing them and for identifying Augustine's special concerns and emphases. Augustine's Commentary also has crucial links to other works he wrote at the time, especially his monastic rule and De Doctrina Christiana. Augustine's emphasis on Galatians as a pastoral letter designed to preserve and strengthen Christian unity links the commentary to his monastic rule, while his method and sources link it to, and indeed pave the way for, the theory of biblical interpretation set forth in the De Doctrina Christiana.

Eric Plumer (Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania)

Eric Plumer is Assistant Professor of Theology and Religious Studies, University of Scranton, Pennsylvania

Scholars working in the areas of biblical, patristic, and the theological studies will greatly benefit from reading and studying this impressive book. Josef Lossl, Sobornost This first translation of Augustine's only complete biblical commentary into Enlgish is of great value, as much for those concerned with the intersection of biblical pastoral theology as for the student of Augustine. European Journal of Theology ... rich introduction ... [Plumer's] translation is lucid and clear. Beautifully produced, this edition offers very full notes and an ample bibliography, for which both author and publisher must be thanked. Eric Plumer's new book makes a valuable contribution to scholarship on Augustine, on fourth-century Latin patristics, and on the history of exegesis. Paula Fredriksen, Boston University ... lucid and clear ... Beautifully produced, this edition offers very full notes and an ample bibliography, for which both author and publisher must be thanked ... a valuable contribution to scholarship on Augustine, on fourth-century Latin patristics, and on the history of exegesis. Journal of Religion ... excellent ... While not always solving problems, the book clarifies many of them ... well worth the investment. The Expository Times

Friends Scheme

Our online book club offers discounts on hundreds of titles...