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Early Church (Patristic Era)
Ancient Christian commentary on Scripture
"Each portion of commentary has been chosen for its salient insight, its rhetorical power and its faithful representation of the consensual exegesis of the early church." Click on the series title above to see the individual volumes in Buswell.
1 Corinthians by
Call Number: BS2675.53 .A16 2005
Publication Date: 2005-10-25
Paul's first letter to the Corinthians, one of the earliest Christian writings, had enormous influence on the formation of Christian teaching. In this Church's Bible volume Judith L. Kovacs weaves comments from all the commentaries and sermon series written in Latin or Greek between the years 250 and 800, illustrating the historic Christian understanding of this crucial text.
Call Number: BS2575.53 .M378 2018
Publication Date: 2018-02-06
This volume on Matthew contains select freshly translated excerpts from patristic commentators including John Chrysostom, Irenaeus of Lyons, Origen, Tertullian, and Augustine. Ranging chronologically from the second century to the seventh century, these selections splendidly display a neglected part of the church's interpretive tradition on Matthew.
Call Number: BS2615.52 .J647 2018
Publication Date: 2018-03-13
This Church's Bible volume on the Gospel of John contains carefully selected and translated homilies and commentaries from such church fathers as Cyril of Alexandria, Cyril of Jerusalem, Gregory the Great, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Augustine, Athanasius, and the Venerable Bede. Ranging chronologically from the second century to the ninth, these substantial patristic selections provide an illuminating window into the breadth of the church's interpretive tradition on John's Gospel.
Call Number: BS2665.53 .R67 2012
Publication Date: 2012-03-01
This Church's Bible volume brings together select lengthy excerpts from early Christian writings on Romans, Paul's most comprehensive statement of Christian teaching. J. Patout Burns Jr. has judiciously chosen extended passages from such church fathers as Origen, Rufinus, Pelagius, Chrysostom, Ambrosiaster, Augustine, and Theodoret, enabling readers today to benefit from the church's rich treasure trove of commentary on Paul's Letter to the Romans. Covering the first five hundred years of Christian history, this volume incorporates new translations made from the best texts currently available.
Medieval & Reformation Period
Reformation Commentary on Scripture
In each RCS volume you will find the biblical text in English, from the English Standard Version (ESV), alongside the insights of the leaders of the Reformation.
Calvin's Commentaries by
Call Number: Ref BS491 .C24 1999
Publication Date: 1974-10-01
Central figure of the Protestant Reformation. There is also a set of these commentaries on the upper level available for checkout.
Naxos Music Library
Explore the reception and interpretation of the New Testament in western classical music. Search by description of the biblical passage, e.g., Nativity of Christ, woman at the well.