Spectrums of Scripture: Intertexuality

This post is part of an ongoing series formulating a methodology for tracking and understanding the variety of ways in which early Christians received and utilized Scripture. The phenomenon of intertextuality involves the imbedding of portions of one earlier text within a later text.[1] Intertextuality is more than exploring how writers cite other sources, butContinue reading “Spectrums of Scripture: Intertexuality”

Spectrums of Scripture: Reception History

This post is part of an ongoing series formulating a methodology for tracking and understanding the variety of ways in which early Christians received and utilized Scripture. Simply stated, reception history involves critical engagement with the history of meanings associated with a particular event or text.[1] As Jonathan Morgan summarizes, reception history moves beyond traditionalContinue reading “Spectrums of Scripture: Reception History”

Spectrums of Scripture: Introduction

“For this reason, righteousness and peace are far removed, since each has abandoned the reverential awe of God and become dim-sighted in faith, failing to proceed in the ordinances of his commandments and not living according to what is appropriate in Christ. Instead, each one walks according to the desires of his evil heart, whichContinue reading “Spectrums of Scripture: Introduction”

Scripture in 1 Clement: Composite Citation of the Gospels (Part III)

This post is part of an ongoing series examining the function and use of scripture in the early Christian writing known as 1 Clement. What does account for 1 Clement 46:8 is Clement’s tendency to cite written passages compositely, as was noted in his use of the Jewish scriptures.[1] According to this explanation, Clement combinedContinue reading “Scripture in 1 Clement: Composite Citation of the Gospels (Part III)”

SSP: Confessio 11 and Isaiah 32

This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Confessio 11 & Isaiah 32:4   Patrick O’Loughlin (147) ‘The tongue of the stammerers will learn quickly to speak peace.’   Bieler (63) & Conneely (32) Linguae balbutientes velociter discent loqui pacem. Isaiah 32:4       Vulgate linguaContinue reading “SSP: Confessio 11 and Isaiah 32”

Book Review: The Church According to Paul (Thompson)

The Christian church is facing a crisis. It is losing face, hemorrhaging influence in the public sphere of Western civilization, churches are declining in membership, and increasing swaths of people are not longer interested in what Christianity has to offer. This apparent decline is not a new trend to be sure—and stems, at least inContinue reading “Book Review: The Church According to Paul (Thompson)”