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Excerpt From New FOTC Volume: Commentary on the Songs of Songs by Rupert Deutz— Translated by Jieon Kim and Vittorio Hosle. Introduction by Vittorio Hosle.

Excerpt From New FOTC Volume: Commentary on the Songs of Songs by Rupert Deutz— Translated by Jieon Kim and Vittorio Hosle. Introduction by Vittorio Hosle.

This is the first English translation of a major work by Rupert of Deutz, arguably the most prolific Christian author since Augustine. During his lifetime, which spanned the eleventh and twelfth centuries, Rupert engaged in controversies on the Eucharist and on predestination and composed works on the Trinity, salvation in Christ, and other major theological topics.

Q&A with Miriam de Cock and Elizabeth Klein

Q&A with Miriam de Cock and Elizabeth Klein

We hope that our essays demonstrate that despite their use of allegory or the like these authors did not treat scripture in an arbitrary manner, reading into the text whatever they saw fit, but rather, they worked within well-established paradigms inherited by their training in the pagan Greco-Roman schoolrooms of grammar and rhetoric. These ancient Christian authors were also those who worked with scripture carefully as they articulated some of the most foundational teachings of the Christian tradition, such as the relationship between the Father and the Son or the two natures of Christ. 

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