The Patristic Age

(Paperback - Feb 1998)
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The Reading and Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church is a multivolume study by Hughes Oliphant Old that canvasses the history of preaching from the words of Moses at Mount Sinai through modern times. Volume 2, The Patristic Age, continues Old's historical survey by focusing on preaching as it was developed and practiced by the Greek schools of Alexandria and Antioch. Old then goes on to consider preaching in the Syriac church and the flourishing of Latin preaching in the Christian Empire, concluding with the ministries of Leo the Great, Peter Chrysologos, and Gregory the Great.


  • SKU: 9780802843579
  • SKU10: 0802843573
  • Title: The Patristic Age
  • Series: Reading & Preaching of the Scriptures in the Worship of the Christian Church
  • Qty Remaining Online: 130
  • Publisher: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
  • Release Date: Feb 01, 1998
  • Pages: 492
  • Weight lbs: 1.63
  • Dimensions: 9.04" L x 6.14" W x 1.18" H
  • Features: Table of Contents, Index, Bibliography
  • Themes: Theometrics | Academic;
  • Category: PASTORAL HELPS
  • Subject: Christian Ministry - Preaching


"One of the most ambitious writing projects ever undertaken by one person Old has much to teach us." — Sewanee Theological Review

"There is no doubt that every serious preacher, theologian and Christian thinker will have to buy and ponder these important volumes. Dr. Old has done the church an enormous service in bringing this aspect of our heritage back into the prominence which it deserves, and it can only be hoped that his message will be widely heard and heeded in the days ahead." — Churchman

"A scholarly resource one will often turn to and spend much time on." — Internationale Zeitschriftenschau für Bibelwissenschaft und Grenzgebiete (IZBG)

"This book's strength lies in its potential as a reference, a foundational source for studying patristic homiletics…. Old has given veterans and neophytes alike a valuable survey of patristic preaching in what promises to be a monumental series…. It will be long before this magisterial survey will be surpassed." — Journal of Early Christian Studies


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The Age of the Reformation: Vol.4 [Paperback] (Jul 2002) $44.00
The Medieval Church [Paperback] (Jul 1999) $48.40
The Biblical Period [Paperback] (Feb 1998) $32.56

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