W. Brian Shelton
Title: Martyrdom from Exegesis in Hippolytus: An Early Church Presbyter's Commentary on Daniel (Studies in Christian History and Thought)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Pub December 2008
1606083112 / 9781606083116
Seller ID: 105698
The early church presbyter Hippolytus crafted the churchs oldest orthodox commentary on scripture with a motif of martyrdom to encourage church congregations during a time of severe Roman persecution. Hippolytus interprets the text through allegory, typology, theodicy, parenesis and reflection to create a motif of martyrdom. His purpose is clearly pastoral arising from his role as presbyter to exhort his congregations to prepare to be martyred for Christ amid the Severan persecution.