The Sermon on the Mount through the Centuries

From the Early Church to John Paul II

by JEFFREY GREENMAN (Author)Jeffrey P. Greenman (Editor)Timothy Larsen (Editor)Stephen R. Spencer (Editor)
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The Sermon on the Mount through the Centuries offers an engaging approach to the study of historical theology and biblical exegesis. Stellar contributing scholars examine various interpretative approaches to the Sermon on the Mount, providing glimpses into historical perspectives on a passage that distills the very essence of the teaching of Jesus.

The important contribution of this volume--beyond its insightful survey of the interpretative work of influential biblical scholars and theologians through the ages--lies in its integrative treatment of the subjects, bringing together the disciplines of church history, biblical exegesis, and theology. The authors shed light on the many and varied approaches to scripture, examining theological traditions and historical, social, and political contexts, as well as substantial points of agreement.

Contributors include:
Margaret M. Mitchell on John Chrysostom
Robert Louis Wilken on Augustine
Boyd Taylor Coolman on Hugh of St. Victor
David Lyle Jeffrey on Dante and Chaucer
Susan E. Schreiner on Martin Luther
Stephen R. Spencer on John Calvin
Mark Noll on John Wesley
Timothy Larsen on Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Stanley Hauerwas on Dietrich Bonhoeffer and John Howard Yoder
William T. Cavanaugh on Pope John Paul II and Leonardo Boff
Jeffrey P. Greenman on John R. W. Stott



Jeffrey P. Greenman, Editor

Jeffrey P. Greenman (PhD, University of Virginia) is academic dean and associate professor of theology and ethics at Regent College, Vancouver. He previously taught at Wheaton College.

Timothy Larsen, Editor

Timothy Larsen (PhD, University of Stirling, Scotland) is the McManis Chair of Christian Thought at Wheaton College in Wheaton, Illinois.

Stephen R. Spencer, Editor

Stephen R. Spencer (PhD, Michigan State University) is Blanchard Professor of Theology at Wheaton College.