Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review on Vanhoye, A Different Priest, Forthcoming

I want to thank Rafael Luciani and Alicia Torres of Convivium Press for a complimentary copy of Albert Vanhoye's book, A Different Priest: The Epistle to the Hebrews.  I will try to post a review of the book in short order.

Here is the blurb from the back cover:

"The first part, which only examines one theme, 'the Name of Christ', offers a general and contemporary Christology.  The next two parts offer a priestly Christology, firstly more general and then more specific.  Finally, the last two parts show the result of this for the Christian life, lived out in faith, hope and charity.  The author of this work, has worked for many years on the Epistle to the Hebrews, and, notably, has taught it at the Biblical Institute and published a great number of specialist articles and Books on it, and now brings one of the most contemporary authoritative commentaries to a wider audience, contributing with the understanding of the unique Priesthood of Jesus Christ for the first Christian communities.  In this work a detailed analysis of the text known as the Epistle to the Hebrews enables us to conclude without a shadow of a doubt that this is the full text of a splendid Christian preaching, which constantly conforms to the rules of Semitic rhetoric, including various genres of parallelism, synonymis [sic], antithesis and complementarity, and obeying a concentrically symmetrical schema."

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