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Crawford, Matthew R.

Works: 7 works in 47 publications in 1 language and 1,157 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Illustrated works  History  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Collector, Contributor
Classifications: BR65.C956, 270.2092
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Most widely held works by Matthew R Crawford
Cyril of Alexandria's trinitarian theology of scripture by Matthew R Crawford( )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although Cyril's interpretation of revelation may consequently be called 'Trinitarian', it is also resolutely Christological, since the divine and incarnate Son functions as the central content and mediator of all divine unveiling. Corresponding to this divine movement towards humanity in revelation is humanity's appropriation of divine life according to the reverse pattern--in the Spirit, through the Son, unto the Father. Applied to exegesis, this Trinitarian pattern implies that the Spirit directs the reader of Scripture to a Christological interpretation of the text, through which the believer beholds the incarnate Son, the exemplar of virtue and the perfect image of the Father, and accordingly advances in both virtue and knowledge. This process continues until the final eschatological vision when the types and riddles of Scripture will be done away with in light of the overwhelming clarity of the Christologically-mediated Trinitarian vision."--
The Eusebian canon tables : ordering textual knowledge in late antiquity by Matthew R Crawford( )

6 editions published in 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the books most central to late-antique religious life was the four-gospel codex, containing the Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. A common feature in such manuscripts was a marginal cross-referencing system known as the Canon Tables. This reading aid was invented in the early fourth century by Eusebius of Caesarea and represented a milestone achievement both in the history of the book and in the scholarly study of the fourfold gospel. In this work, Matthew R. Crawford provides the first book-length treatment of the origins and use of the Canon Tables apparatus in any language. Part one begins by defining the Canon Tables as a paratextual device that orders the textual content of the fourfold gospel. It then considers the relation of the system to the prior work of Ammonius of Alexandria and the hermeneutical implications of reading a four-gospel codex equipped with the marginal apparatus. Part two transitions to the reception of the paratext in subsequent centuries by highlighting four case studies from different cultural and theological traditions, from Augustine of Hippo, who used the Canon Tables to develop the first ever theory of gospel composition, to a Syriac translator in the fifth century, to later monastic scholars in Ireland between the seventh and ninth centuries. Finally, from the eighth century onwards, Armenian commentators used the artistic adornment of the Canon Tables as a basis for contemplative meditation. These four case studies represent four different modes of using the Canon Tables as a paratext and illustrate the potential inherent in the Eusebian apparatus for engaging with the fourfold gospel in a variety of ways, from the philological to the theological to the visual."--
The Lord's Supper : remembering and proclaiming Christ until He comes by Thomas R Schreiner( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"'As they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed and broke it, gave it to the disciples, and said, 'Take and eat it; this is My body.' Matthew 26:26 (HCSB) A follow-up to Believer's Baptism in the New American Commentary Studies in Bible & Theology series, The Lord's Supper explores the current Baptist view of the communion sacrament. Contributors include Andreas Kstenberger ("The Lord's Supper as a Passover Meal"), Jonathan Pennington ("The Last Supper in the Gospels"), Jim Hamilton ("The Lord's Supper in Paul"), and Michael Haykin ("Communion in the Early Church"). Adding a helpful perspective, chapters are also provided on the Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Calvinist, and Zwinglian views of communion."--Publisher description
The Garima Gospels : early illuminated gospel books from Ethiopia by Judith McKenzie( Book )

4 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The three Garima Gospels are the earliest surviving Ethiopian gospel books. They provide glimpses of lost late antique luxury gospel books and art of the fifth to seventh centuries, in the Aksumite kingdom of Ethiopia as well as in the Christian East. As this work shows, their artwork is closely related to Syriac, Armenian, Greek, and Georgian gospel books and to the art of late antique (Coptic) Egypt, Nubia, and Himyar (Yemen). Like most gospel manuscripts, the Garima Gospels contain ornately decorated canon tables which function as concordances of the different versions of the same material in the gospels. Analysis of these tables of numbered parallel passages, devised by Eusebius of Caesarea, contributes significantly to our understanding of the early development of the canonical four gospel collection. The origins and meanings of the decorated frames, portraits of the evangelists, Alexandrian circular pavilion, and unique image of the Jerusalem Temple are elucidated. The Garima texts and decoration demonstrate how a distinctive Christian culture developed in Aksumite Ethiopia, while also belonging to the mainstream late antique Mediterranean world. Lavishly illustrated in colour, this volume presents all of the Garima illuminated pages for the first time and extensive comparative material. It will be an essential resource for those studying late antique art and history, Ethiopia, eastern Christianity, New Testament textual criticism, and illuminated books"--back cover
The gospel of Tatian : exploring the nature and text of the Diatessaron by Matthew R Crawford( )

7 editions published in 2019 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This volume combines some of the leading voices on the composition and collection of early Christian gospels, in order to analyze Tatian's Diatessaron. The rapid rise and sudden suppression of the Diatessaron has raised numerous questions about the nature and intent of this second century composition. It has been claimed as both a vindication of the fourfold gospel's early canonical status, and as an argument for the canon's on-going fluidity; it has been touted as both a premiere witness to the earliest recoverable gospel text and as an early corrupting influence on that text. Collectively, these essays provide the greatest advance in Diatessaronic scholarship in a quarter of a century. The contributors explore numerous questions: did Tatian intend to supplement or supplant the fourfold gospel? How many were his sources and how free was he with their text? How do we identify a Diatessaronic witness? Is it legitimate to use Tatian's Diatessaron as a source in New Testament textual criticism? Is a reconstruction of the Diatessaron still possible? These queries in turn contribute to the question of what the Diatessaron signifies with respect to the broader context of gospel writing, and what this can tell us about how the writing, rewriting and reception of gospel material functioned in the first and second centuries and beyond"
Producing Christian culture : medieval exegesis and its interpretative genres by Giles E. M Gasper( Book )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Producing Christian Culture takes as its thread the 'interpretative genres' within which medieval people engaged with the Bible. Contributors to the volume present specific material as a case study illustrative of a specific genre, whether devotional, homiletical, scholarly, or controversial. The chronological range moves from St Augustine to the use of gospel texts in polemical writing of the first two decades of the 1500s, with focal sections on early medieval Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian theology, the scholastic turn of the High Middle Ages, and the influence of vernacular writing in the later Middle Ages. The tremendous range and vitality of medieval responses to biblical texts are highlighted within the studies
Oxford early Christian studies( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Cyril of Alexandria's trinitarian theology of scripture
The Eusebian canon tables : ordering textual knowledge in late antiquityThe Lord's Supper : remembering and proclaiming Christ until He comesThe Garima Gospels : early illuminated gospel books from EthiopiaThe gospel of Tatian : exploring the nature and text of the DiatessaronProducing Christian culture : medieval exegesis and its interpretative genresOxford early Christian studies
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Crawford Matthew

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