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Commentary on John, Volume 2 Cyril of Alexandria

Commentary on John, Volume 2

Cyril of Alexandria

Published April 2nd 2015
ISBN : 9780830829125
Hardcover
426 pages
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Cyril of Alexandria (ca. 378-444), one of the most brilliant representatives of the Alexandrian theological tradition, is best known for championing the term Theotokos (God-bearer) in opposition to Nestorius of Constantinople. Cyrils greatMoreCyril of Alexandria (ca. 378-444), one of the most brilliant representatives of the Alexandrian theological tradition, is best known for championing the term Theotokos (God-bearer) in opposition to Nestorius of Constantinople. Cyrils great Commentary on John, offered here in the Ancient Christian Texts series in two volumes, predates the Nestorian controversy and focuses its theological firepower against Arianism. The commentary, addressed to catechists, displays Cyrils breathtaking mastery of the full content of the Bible and his painstaking attention to detail as he offers practical teaching for the faithful on the cosmic story of Gods salvation. David R. Maxwell provides readers with the first completely fresh English translation of the text since the nineteenth century. It rests on Puseys critical edition of the Greek text and displays Cyrils profound theological interpretation of Scripture and his appeal to the patristic tradition that preceded him. Todays readers will find the commentary an indispensable tool for understanding Cyrils approach to Scripture.