Scripture As A Real Presence

Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church

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Hans Boersma
  • Ada, MI: 
    Baker Academic
    , March
     2017.
     336 pages.
     $39.99.
     Hardcover.
    ISBN
    9780801017032.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.
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Review by Joshua Paul Smith forthcoming.

Description

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.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Hans Boersma is J. I. Packer professor of theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. He is the author of numerous critically acclaimed books, including Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross: Reappropriating the Atonement Tradition; Sacramental Preaching; Nouvelle Théologie and Sacramental Ontology: A Return to Mystery; and Heavenly Participation: The Weaving of a Sacramental Tapestry. He is also coeditor of The Oxford Handbook of Sacramental Theology.

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