Steinhauser, Kenneth Books

Dr. Kenneth B. Steinhauser is Professor of Patristics and Early Church History at Saint Louis University. He studied philosophy at Niagara University and theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

Use of Textual Criticism for the Interpretation of Patristic Texts. Seventeen Case Studies
2012 0-7734-3073-3
This book examines the textual emendations to patristic writings to showcase the theological preoccupations of early Christian teachings. The debate around the formation of a unified church produced several key texts in the history of Christianity, and they are discussed in these scholarly essays. These seventeen chapters examine a shift in textual interpretations, notice a change in literary genre, and also identify ancient editing techniques. Two essays actually show an intentional change in a text to make it palatable to a different audience.