St. Cyril of Alexandria, a New Testament Exegete: His Commentary on the Gospel of John
Farag, Lois M.
Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias, 2007 pp. x + 354. $88.00
Gorgias Dissertations/Early Christian Studies, 29/7
Description: This study portrays Cyril of Alexandria as exegete and theologian through an examination of his Commentary on the Gospel John. It begins with an attempt to place Cyril and his commentary within their context. This work argues that Cyril wrote his Commentary on the Gospel of John early in his writing career, almost a decade before becoming bishop. Cyril's commentary on the Johannine Gospel reveals his exegetical method and his strong Trinitarian theology. The commentary also focuses the nature and work of the Holy Spirit: the indwelling of the Spirit is the beginning of the newness of life.
Subjects: Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Early Church Origins
Review by Hennie Stander
Citation: Hennie Stander, review of Lois M. Farag, St. Cyril of Alexandria, a New Testament Exegete: His Commentary on the Gospel of John, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2009).
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