BEDE, LAWRENCE T. MARTIN
Title: Venerable Bede Commentary on the Acts of the Apostles (Cistercian Studies Series , No 117)
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Cistercian Pubns December 1989
0879079177 / 9780879079178
Seller ID: 20101005178965
Bede's commentary on the Book of Acts is one of his earliest exegetical works (usually dated between 709 and 710) and one of his most popular and influential. None of the Latin Fathers of the Church had written a commentary on this book, and those which existed in Greek were unlikely to have been known in the West. Bede became the authority on Acts for countless subsequent students of Scripture. The breadth of Bede's mind, the diversity of his interests, and the thoroughness of his research are all mirrored in this work. Allegory is freely interspersed with practical commentary, textual analysis with mystical interpretation. Far from being a quaint relic of outdated exegesis, the commentary can be of practical use to modern Christians who read it in the spirit in which it was written: meditation on the workings of God.