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The Heavenly Trumpet

John Chrysostom and the Art of Pauline Interpretation

By Margaret M. Mitchell
December 2000
J.C.B. Mohr
ISBN: 3-16-147360-4
597 Pages, Illustrated
$157.50 Cloth

The author argues that all Pauline interpretation depends to a large degree upon the ways in which readers formulate their own mental and graphic images of Paul. John Chrysostom, the most prolific interpreter of the Pauline epistles in the early church, exemplifies this phenomenon in his writings and speeches. Chapters include: "Of All the Saints I Love Paul the Most," "The Archetypal Image," "The Warm Lover of Christ," "Portraits of Paul's Body and Soul," "Biographical Portraits of Paul," Historiographical issues in Pauline Interpretation, the Art of Pauline Interpretation, appendices, plates, bibliography, indices.

Hermeneutische Untersuchungen zur Theologie, 40