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Hill, Robert C. (Robert Charles) 1931-2007

Works: 137 works in 395 publications in 5 languages and 22,316 library holdings
Genres: Commentaries  Sermons  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Church history  Controversial literature 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other
Classifications: BR60.F3, 223.207
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Most widely held works by Robert C Hill
Commentary on the twelve prophets by Cyril( Book )

42 editions published between 2004 and 2012 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"More than one modern scholar has been prepared to class Theodore as "the foremost exponent of Antiochene exegesis." Yet not long after his death in 428 - coincidentally, but significantly, the year Nestorius acceded to the see of Constantinople - Theodore became the object of intemperate criticism by the likes of Cyril of Alexandria for his Christological views. His works were condemned by the fifth ecumenical council of 553, and only the commentary on the Twelve Prophets, here appearing in English for the first time, survives entirely in Greek." "It would not have been this work that earned Theodore an unsavory reputation. Though he is typically Antiochene in focusing on the historical background of each of the Twelve prophets, and thus avoids the elaborate search after levels of spiritual meaning he would have found in the Alexandrian Didymus, he engages in no Christological debate, simply setting the divine economy as the context of the prophets' ministry. He moves systematically through the Twelve in the order they appear in the Antioch text (itself an object of interest to students of the Septuagint), despite his lack of Hebrew and of familiarity with the genre of apocalyptic."--Jacket
Homilies on Genesis by John Chrysostom( Book )

13 editions published between 1985 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on the Psalms by Theodoret( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Zechariah by Didymus( Book )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The book of Zechariah is "the longest and most obscure" of the Twelve Minor Prophets, Jerome remarked. That may have been the reason why in 386 he visited the Alexandrian scholar Didymus the Blind and requested a work on this prophet. Though long thought to be lost, the work was rediscovered in 1941 at Tura outside Cairo along with some other biblical commentaries. As a result we have in our possession a commentary on Zechariah by Didymus that enjoys particular distinction as his only complete work on a biblical book extant in Greek whose authenticity is established, which comes to us by direct manuscript tradition, and has been critically edited. Thus it deserves this first appearance in English." "A disciple of Origen, whose work on Zechariah reached only to chapter five and is no longer extant, Didymus's commentary on this apocalyptic book illustrates the typically allegorical approach to the biblical text that we associate with Alexandria. Even Cyril of Alexandria in the next generation will lean rather to the historical style of commentary found in the Antiochene scholars Theodore and Theodoret, whose works on the Twelve are also extant and who had Didymus open before them. Didymus alone offers his readers a wide range of spiritual meanings on the obscure verses of Zechariah, capitalizing on his extraordinary familiarity with Holy Writ (despite his disability), and proceeding on a process of interpretation-by-association, frequently invoking also etymology and number symbolism to plumb the meaning of the text."--Jacket
The questions on the Octateuch by Theodoret( Book )

22 editions published in 2007 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diodori Tarsensis Commentarii in Psalmos by Diodore( Book )

19 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Diodore of Tarsus presided over the Antiochene school of interpretation in its heyday. In his sole surviving exegetical work on the Old Testament he formulated the principles of interpreting Scripture taught in that school. Available here for the first time in English is Diodore's commentary on Psalms 1-51, with Robert C
Reading the Old Testament in Antioch by Robert C Hill( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the period between the councils of Nicea and Chalcedon in the fourth and fifth centuries, the faithful in the churches of the ecclesiastical district of Antioch were the beneficiaries of the ministry of the Word from distinguished pastors. Included in this ministry were homilies on the Old Testament by John Chrysostom and written commentaries by his mentor Diodore and his fellow student Theodore, and later by Theodoret. Though the biblical text was admittedly Jewish in origin, "the text and the meaning are ours," claimed Chrysostom; and the great bulk of extant remains reveals the pastoral priority given to this often obscure material. Students and exegetes of the Old Testament and its individual authors and books will be introduced here to Antioch¹s distinctive approach and interpretation by commentators reading their local form of the Greek Bible. --From publisher's description
Commentary on Daniel by Theodoret( Book )

20 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Psalms 1-81 by Theodore( Book )

18 editions published in 2006 in 3 languages and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wisdom's many faces by Robert C Hill( Book )

5 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentaries on Genesis 1-3( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The church fathers displayed considerable interest in the early chapters of Genesis, and often wrote detailed commentaries or preached series of homilies on the Hexameron--the Six Days of Creation--among them Eustathius of Antioch, Basil the Great, Gregory of Nyssa, Theodore of Mopsuestia, Ambrose, John Chrysostom and Augustine. This volume of Ancient Christian Texts offers a first-time English translation of Severian of Gabala's In cosmogoniam and a fresh translation of a portion of Bede the Venerable's Libri quatuor in principium Genesis. Severian, bishop of Gabala in Syria, who early on was a friend of John Chrysostom, later turned against him and opposed him at the Synod of Oak in 403. Though displaying his own strengths, weaknesses and idiosyncrasies, Severian still represents the so-called Antiochene school with its preference for literal over allegorical interpretation of texts. The text derives from the six homilies found in Migne's Patrologia graeca, volume 56, together with a seventh homily found only in the 1613 Eton edition of John Chrysostom's works, edited by Henry Savile, and falsely attributed to Chrysostom. --From publisher's description
Breaking the bread of the word : principles of teaching scripture by Robert C Hill( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and Italian and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. John Chrysostom commentary on the Psalms by John Chrysostom( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on the letters of St. Paul by Theodoret( Book )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homilies on Genesis 18-45 by John Chrysostom( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2001 in English and held by 83 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Theodoret of Cyrus : a cure for pagan maladies by Theodoret( Book )

10 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume completes the Commentary on all the Psalms written by Theodoret, bishop of Cyrus, in the decade before the Council of Chalcedon held in 451, "a triumph of Antiochene theology," in the words of J. N. D. Kelly. The work thus bears the marks of the theological currents of those years, especially as Theodoret was instrumental in convening that Council and was involved in the Christological and trinitarian debates of the period." "Theodoret's work of commentary offers readers a great spiritual classic that has contributed to Christian spiritual formation and received the attention of eminent commentators from Antioch and Alexandria in the East, and from Augustine of Hippo in the West. As this volume closes, Theodoret claims modestly to have offered his readers the best of his predecessors' work (including Alexandrian commentators) together with his own insights into "the Spirit's hidden mysteries." He writes as a teacher, not a preacher in his pulpit, with the purpose simply of dispelling ignorance, concerned that "those singing [the Psalter] daily and uttering the words by mouth do not enquire about the force of the ideas underlying the words."" "This translation respects the conciseness which the bishop sets as one aim for himself, his other principle being to let the text speak for itself. Theodoret emerges in this work as a measured commentator and balanced exponent of his school's hermeneutical and theological principles."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Homilies on Genesis 46-67 by John Chrysostom( Book )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. John Chrysostom Old Testament homilies by John Chrysostom( Book )

in English and held by 67 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commentary on Isaiah by Cyril( Book )

in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homilies on Genesis 1-17 by John Chrysostom( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2002 in English and held by 63 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Hill, Charles, 1931-

Hill, R. Charles 1931-2007

Hill, R. Charles (Robert Charles), 1931-2007

Hill, Robert C.

Hill, Robert C. 1931-2007

Hill, Robert C. (Robert Charles), 1931-

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Homilies on GenesisCommentary on the PsalmsCommentary on ZechariahThe questions on the OctateuchDiodori Tarsensis Commentarii in PsalmosReading the Old Testament in AntiochCommentary on DanielCommentary on Psalms 1-81