Scripture as Real Presence (Hardcover)
Sacramental Exegesis in the Early Church
Baker Academic, 9780801017032, 336pp.
Publication Date: March 14, 2017
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This work argues that the heart of patristic exegesis is the attempt to find the sacramental reality (real presence) of Christ in the Old Testament Scriptures. Leading theologian Hans Boersma discusses numerous sermons and commentaries of the church fathers to show how they regarded Christ as the treasure hidden in the field of the Old Testament and explains that the church today can and should retrieve the sacramental reading of the early church. Combining detailed scholarly insight with clear, compelling prose, this book makes a unique contribution to contemporary interest in theological interpretation.
About the Author
Hans Boersma (PhD, University of Utrecht), a highly regarded theologian and an experienced preacher, is J. I. Packer Professor of Theology at Regent College in Vancouver, British Columbia. Beginning in July 2019, he will serve as St. Benedict Servants of Christ Chair in Ascetical Theology at Nashotah House. Boersma is the author of numerous books, including Sacramental Preaching; Violence, Hospitality, and the Cross; and Heavenly Participation.