Greek Patristic and Eastern Orthodox Interpretations of Romans
Patte, Daniel and Vasile Mihoc, editors
London: Bloomsbury, 2013 pp. vi + 228. $39.95
Romans through History and Culture, 9
Description: This collection of essays integrates scholarly and scriptural interpretations, Eastern Orthodox biblical scholarship, together with biblical interpretations throughout church history. Unlike the Western interpretations that read Romans in terms of theological anthropology, the Greek Fathers do not presuppose such a concept and therefore each of the articles in this volume invites Western scholars and students to re-read Paul's letter with new eyes: with a greater sensitivity to the nuances of the Greek text; with an openness to envision what Paul is saying from very different theological and hermeneutical perspectives; and with the awareness that the Greek Fathers addressed particular contextual issues of their time.
Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Pauline Epistles, Romans, Literature, Methods, Literary Approaches, Hermeneutics
Review by Michael F. Bird
Citation: Michael F. Bird, review of Daniel Patte and Vasile Mihoc, eds., Greek Patristic and Eastern Orthodox Interpretations of Romans, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).
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