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St. Jerome's Commentaries on Galatians, Titus, and Philemon

St. Jerome's Commentaries on Galatians, Titus, and Philemon

by Thomas P. Scheck (Translator)

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St. Jerome (347-420) was undoubtedly one of the most learned of the Latin Church Fathers. He mastered nearly the entirety of the antecedent Christian exegetical and theological tradition, both Greek and Latin, and he knew Hebrew and Aramaic. We have the fruit of that knowledge in his most famous editorial achievement, the Latin Vulgate translation of the Bible. Declared "the greatest doctor in explaining the Scriptures" by the Council of Trent, Jerome has been regarded by the Latin Church as its preeminent scriptural commentator. Much of Jerome's prodigious exegetical output, however, has never been translated into English. In this volume, Thomas P. Scheck presents the first English translation of St. Jerome's commentaries on Galatians, Titus, and Philemon. Jerome followed the Greek exegesis of Origen of Alexandria, proceeding step by step and producing the most valuable of all of the patristic commentaries on these three epistles of St. Paul. Jerome's exegesis is characterized by extensive learning, acute historical and theological criticism, lively and vigorous exposition, and homiletical exhortation. Scheck's translation is supplemented with thorough annotations and a detailed critical introduction that sets the context for reading Jerome's commentaries. It is an invaluable reference for patristics scholars, historical theologians, Church historians, and New Testament scholars.

"Scheck's introduction is clearly written and lucid, containing fine theological observations as well as a clear historical context for Jerome's commentary. Scheck's excellent translation comes at a most opportune time given that interest in patristic exegesis is high and Jerome is among the best of the ancient commentators on Galatians." —Joseph T. Lienhard, S.J., Fordham University

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780268041335
Publisher: University of Notre Dame Press
Publication date: 10/15/2010
Edition description: 1st Edition
Pages: 432
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Thomas P. Scheck is assistant professor of classics and theology at Ave Maria University. He is the author of Origen and the History of Justification: The Legacy of Origen's Commentary on Romans, also published by the University of Notre Dame Press.

Table of Contents

Abbreviations ix

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction 1

Commentary on Galatians, Book 1 47

Commentary on Galatians, Book 2 125

Commentary on Galatians, Book 3 205

Commentary on Titus 277

Commentary on Philemon 351

Select Bibliography 383

Index of Scriptural Passages 389

General Index 410

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