Scripture as Real Presence

Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church
Author(s): Hans Boersma
Genre: Religion, History
Original Publish Date: Mar 14, 2017
Product Number: EB00684119
Released: Mar 14, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781493406654
Publisher: Baker Academic
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This work argues that the heart of patristic exegesis is the attempt to find the sacramental reality (real presence) of Christ in the Old Testament Scriptures. Leading theologian Hans Boersma discusses numerous sermons and commentaries of the church fathers to show how they regarded Christ as the treasure hidden in the field of the Old Testament and explains that the church today can and should retrieve the sacramental reading of the early church. Combining detailed scholarly insight with clear, compelling prose, this book makes a unique contribution to contemporary interest in theological interpretation.

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