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Studies in Orthodox Hermeneutics: A Festschrift in Honor of Theodore G. Stylianopoulos

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Fr. Theodore G. Stylianopoulos has consistently exhibited an extraordinary scholarly biblical quality in teaching, writing, preaching, and worshipping. Always focused on the sacred text of the New Testament, always projecting the apostolic character of the Gospel, and always Christocentric in his scholarly and Church endeavors, he became a truly outstanding, deeply appreciated, and pioneer Orthodox exegete in contemporary America and beyond. He has been a visionary innovator in the field of New Testament Studies. The body of his work is exceptional. The numerous books and articles that Fr. Theodore has authored bear witness to his keen acumen and skilled insight, integrating modern techniques of biblical exegesis with Orthodox spirituality. Through these works of creative scholarship, he channeled the wisdom of the Church Fathers and has helped bring a heightened awareness of the Orthodox ethos to biblical academia in this country. His important academic work is also mirrored by the pastoral love and care that he provided to both students at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology and to the parishes in which he has served.

I commend the editors, Professor Fr. Eugen J. Pentiuc, Professor John Fotopoulos, and Professor Bruce N. Beck, for their dedication and efforts in compiling this Festschrift. A volume like the present one is truly a remarkable resource imparting rich knowledge that will benefit both students today and in the years to come.

Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America 


Foreword:  Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America

p. xxv

Preface: The Editors

p. xxvii

1. The Case of Zacchaeus: Meditative Comments on Luke 19:1-10 by Archbishop Demetrios, Geron of America

p.  3

2. Echoes of Exodus: Typology and Identity in the Gospel according to Mark by Bruce N. Beck

p. 14

3. Social Justice: A Biblical Principle in Contemporary by Demand Antonios Finitsis

p. 39

4. Orthodox Christianity and Historical Criticism of the Bible by John Fotopoulos

p. 57

5. The Entrance of Jesus in Jerusalem according to the Gospel of Matthew by Moschos Goutzioudis

p. 80

6. The Relationship between the Septuagint and the Hebrew Bible in Origen’s Exegesis: The Example of Isaiah 7:14 by Christos Karakolis

p. 95

7. From the Historical Jesus to Jesus Christ of the Gospel According to John by Ioannis Karavidopoulos

p. 105

8. The Provenance of the Caliphate Church: James 2:17-26 and Galatians Reconsidered by Vasiliki M. Limberis

p. 124

9. Transforming Thanksgiving: Psalm 30, Personhood, by Harry S. Pappas

p. 151

10. Confounding Foes and Counseling Friends: Parrêsia in the Fourth Gospel and the Classical World by George L. Parsenios

p. 172

11. The Nature of the Resurrected Bodies in 2 Baruch and the New Testament by Eugen J. Pentiuc

p. 202

12. Jesus and The Woman with the Issue of Blood: An Unlikely Meeting (Mark 5:25–34; Matt 9:20–22; Luke 8:43–48) by Despina D. Prassas

p. 233

13. Biblical Anthropology: Why the Patristic Distinction between Image and Likeness Matters by Nicolae Roddy

p. 251

14. Intratextual Strategies in the Gospel of Mark: The Resurrection and the Healing of the Possessed Boy Narratives (Mark 9:14–29) by Ekaterini G. Tsalampouni

p. 274

15. Beyond the Liturgy vs. Ethics Divide in Biblical Hermeneutics: The Trajectory in Early Church from Q to John via Paul by Petros Vassiliadis

p. 292

16. The Apocalypse of the Cross: The Gospel of John and the Beginning of Christian Theology by John Behr

p. 313

17. Antiochene Theôria and “Holistic” Eschatology. by John Breck

p. 348

18. The Sunday Lucan Pericopes in the Byzantine Lectionary: A Guide for Seminarians and Homilists by Alkiviadis C. Calivas

p. 362

19. Lex Ornandi est Lex Credendi: The Witness of the Byzantine Ordination Rite of the Female Deacon by Kyriaki Karidoyanes FitzGerald

p. 384

20. A Theologian’s Contribution to Christian Unity by Thomas FitzGerald

p. 402

21. Palladius of Helenopolis and the Tradition of Origenist Scriptural Interpretation by Demetrios S. Katos

p. 417

22. Exegesis and Metaphysic in Origen’s Biblical Philosophy by John A. McGuckin

p. 434

23. Miscellanea Canonica: Responses to Canonical Irregularities by Dr. Lewis J. Patsavos

p. 451

24. Sanctity and Holiness in Byzantium by James C. Skedros

p. 479

The Academic Life and Publications of Theodore G. Stylianopoulos

p. 499


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509 Pages


Holy Cross Orthodox Press



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6 x 9 in


Eugen J. Pentiuc, John Fotopoulos, Bruce N. Beck

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