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  • 294 Pages
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: April 2007
  • ISBN: SODENTHCANCIENTCHRISTIANDEVO9780830834310

Ancient Christian Devotional: A Year of Weekly Readings (Lectionary Cycle A)

Crosby, Cindy (Editor); Oden, Thomas C. (General Editor)

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To search the sacred Scripture is very good and most profitable for the soul. For, “like a tree which is planted near the running waters,” so does the soul watered by sacred Scripture also grow hearty and bear fruit in due season." (John of Damascus, Orthodox Faith 4.17)

By helping us to read holy writings with ancient eyes, the church fathers help us drink deeply from the only water that can give us true life. This guide to prayer and reflection combines excerpts from the writings of the church fathers as found in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture with a simple structure for daily or weekly reading and prayer.

There are fifty-two weeks of readings following the weekly lectionary cycle A. You can read through them in order or by thematic interest. Each day you will also find a simple opening and closing prayer drawn from the prayers and hymns of the ancient church.

Come and find the deep nourishment God offers through the insights of this “cloud of witnesses”—the ancient church fathers.

Interview with editor Cindy Crosby (external link)

About the Editor

Cindy Crosby is a speaker and author of five books, including By Willoway Brook: Exploring the Landscape of Prayer. She is a contributor to the book, Creation Care, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Books & Culture, Mars Hill Review and Publishers Weekly.

About the General Editor

Thomas C. Oden (PhD, Yale University), formerly Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at The Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, is now director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He is the general editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and the Ancient Christian Doctrine series as well as the author of Classic Christianity, a revision of his three-volume systematic theology.

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Publisher's Description

To search the sacred Scripture is very good and most profitable for the soul. For, “like a tree which is planted near the running waters,” so does the soul watered by sacred Scripture also grow hearty and bear fruit in due season." (John of Damascus, Orthodox Faith 4.17)

By helping us to read holy writings with ancient eyes, the church fathers help us drink deeply from the only water that can give us true life. This guide to prayer and reflection combines excerpts from the writings of the church fathers as found in the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture with a simple structure for daily or weekly reading and prayer.

There are fifty-two weeks of readings following the weekly lectionary cycle A. You can read through them in order or by thematic interest. Each day you will also find a simple opening and closing prayer drawn from the prayers and hymns of the ancient church.

Come and find the deep nourishment God offers through the insights of this “cloud of witnesses”—the ancient church fathers.

Interview with editor Cindy Crosby (external link)

About the Editor

Cindy Crosby is a speaker and author of five books, including By Willoway Brook: Exploring the Landscape of Prayer. She is a contributor to the book, Creation Care, and her writing has appeared in numerous publications, including Books & Culture, Mars Hill Review and Publishers Weekly.

About the General Editor

Thomas C. Oden (PhD, Yale University), formerly Henry Anson Buttz Professor of Theology at The Theological School of Drew University in Madison, New Jersey, is now director of the Center for Early African Christianity at Eastern University, St. Davids, Pennsylvania. He is the general editor of the Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture and the Ancient Christian Doctrine series as well as the author of Classic Christianity, a revision of his three-volume systematic theology.

  • Cover Type:
  • 294 Pages
  • Publisher: InterVarsity Press
  • Publication Date: April 2007
  • ISBN: SODENTHCANCIENTCHRISTIANDEVO9780830834310