Patristics Carnival XXXII

Patristics Carnival XXXII

Welcome to the latest rendition of the Patristics Carnival! I had taken a short break from reading Clement of Alexandria, but now I am back, still reading, and still learning.

From Roger Pearse, he tells us of a translation he is working on, possibly from Athanasius on the Seven Sages, works on how pagan prophets predicted the coming of Jesus (an idea from the Greek Fathers apparently).

April DeConick announced her upcoming lecture on Gnostic Spirituality at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte March 11th.

Ben Meyers wrote on the strange approaches to the Old Testament of Marcion and Origen of Alexandria.

Andrew McGowan wrote on the possible Christus Victor themes in Athanasius of Alexandria’s view of Atonement.

Al Kimel discussed one of the members of the Cappadocians, Gregory the Theologian/St. Gregory Nazianzen:

The One God

the Divinity of the Holy Spirit and Here

Oration 38

The Incomprehensible God part 1, part 2, and part 3

Over at RetroChristianity, Michael Svigel posted a Reader’s Guide For J N D Kelly’s Early Christian Doctrines. He also will be part of Dallas Theological Seminary’s Table Conference in April.

Charles Sullivan posted on a 4th Century Egyptian Christian named Pachomius who had a theology of speaking in tongues

Amanda Mac used the patristics to talk about a theology of scholarship. She also had a series on perfection and Gregory of Nyssa: Introduction, part 2, part 3, and conclusion.

Brian LePort had a conversation on the Shepherd of Hermas

Alex Poulos had a series on Gregory of Nazianzus Oration 41 here and here.

Ryan Clevenger continued his series on principles for patristics, and gave an example of one problem doing patristics here. Ryan also provided a link to a lecture on Constantine, Eusebius, and the Future of Christianity as well as a PhD dissertation on Gregory of Nazianzus’ use of Aristotle.

Jeff Carter talks about reading Justin Martyr’s “Horatory Address to the Greeks”; he also has this reflection on St. Jude the Apostle.


LOGOS announced that a number of patristic writings now will be made available with community pricing.

From the Bryn Mawr Classical Review:

Forth coming books include The Justice of Constantine, A Blackwell companion to Augustine, The Passion of Perpetua and Felicity and Jesus’ Parable of the Rich Fool in Early Christianity.

And from the North American Patristics Society:

NOT ONE BUT TWO EVENTS ANNOUNCED– Shaping Authority (Antiquity, The Middle Ages, and the Renaissance in December of this year.

Also, the XVII Conference on Patristic Studies,August 10-14th, 2015 in Oxford.

A book was announced as well: Asceticism and Exegesis in Early Christianity:The Reception of New Testament Texts in Ancient Ascetic Discourses set to be made available this month.

If there are any posts that I missed from THIS month (February 2013) on patristic theology/patrology/early church history, please comment and link below.

And don’t forget to participate in Lent Madness!

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