The Spiritual Gospel
The Interpretation of the Fourth Gospel in the Early Church
By (author) Maurice F. Wiles
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Spiritual Gospel by Maurice F. Wiles
Book DescriptionThis book surveys the Greek fathers' interpretations of the Gospel of John from the earliest surviving commentary (Heracleon, c. 170) up to the early fifth century. It examines key themes and passages from the gospel and the varying methods of exegesis applied to them by different commentators, giving special attention to the contrast between the schools of Alexandria (notably Origen and Cyril) and of Antioch (Theodore of Mopsuestia and John Chrysostom). Maurice Wiles identifies the distinctive insights of each commentator and teases out the rich diversity of interpretations that flourished in this early period. This discussion is set within the wider context of early Christian thought, including the controversies between the Gnostic, modalist and monarchian heresies and 'orthodox' Nicene doctrine.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521673280
(214mm x 132mm x 11mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Maurice F. Wiles
Divine Apostle, Paperback (June 2009)
This book is a companion to The Spiritual Gospel, Wiles's examination of the early commentaries on St John.
Archetypal Heresy, Paperback (April 2001)
Traces the history of how Arianism has been viewed in later Christian thought, particularly where scholars or religious groups have adopted broadly Arian views. This work also deals with how and why their beliefs took this form, and why this approach disappeared again around the end of the century.
Documents in Early Christian Thought, Paperback (August 1977)» View all books by Maurice F. Wiles
Extracts from the writings of the Early Christian fathers, covering the main areas of Christian thought.
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