This work argues that the heart of patristic exegesis is the
attempt to find the sacramental reality (real presence) of Christ in the Old
Testament Scriptures. Leading theologian Hans Boersma discusses numerous sermons
and commentaries of the church fathers to show how they regarded Christ as the
treasure hidden in the field of the Old Testament and explains that the church
today can and should retrieve the sacramental reading of the early church.
Combining detailed scholarly insight with clear, compelling prose, this book
makes a unique contribution to contemporary interest in theological