It has been an eventful week packed with travel and stomach flu, but here is the Patristics Roundup for this week.
Mike Aquilina on The Way of the Fathers gives us a book review of Craig Evans’ Fabricating Jesus: How Modern Scholars Distort the Gospels, as well as a good series on prayer (Part One, Part Two)with patristic bits.
William Weedon on Weedon's Blog post Patristic Quotes of the Day on St. Basil, St. Augustine, St. Hilary of Poitiers, St. Leo the Great, St. Peter Crysologus and Maximus the Confessor
Danny Garland on Irish-Catholic and Dangerous features a second quote on the Hypostatic Union by St. Leo, a quote of Augustine on faith and works, St. Clement of Alexandria on our new Lenten diet, St. Ambrose on Manna, St. Augustine again on prayer and St. Leo on the Chair of Peter.
The God Fearin' Fiddler features a series on St. Ignatius of Antioch including an introduction to Ignatius, Ignatius on Church Hierarchy , St. Ignatius on Rome' primacy, St. Ignatius on chuch unity and on the Real Prescence. This series looks good, although illness has prevented me from dipping into it except in a very superficial way.
Stay Catholic offers a patristic catena on contraception
, another on baptism, another on the Mother of God
Terry at idle speculations discusses the contribution of Abbe Jacques Paul Migne and his Patrologia Latina and Patrologia Graeca
Vince on The Triumvirate of the Bland feature a review of Martin Scorcese's new movie, The Departed and its relationship with Augustine's City of God
Steve Ray on Steve Ray's Blog let us in on a video clip of a Footprints of God production on the Apostolic Fathers
James Swan on Beggars All: Reformation and Apologetics quotes Klaus Schatz on Augustine's consultation of Rome on the Pelagius issue.
Father Z on What Does The Prayer Really Say? (a winner of Best Blog by Clergy from the Catholic Blog awards-Congrats!) speculates on Pope Benedict as a papal patristiblogger
Roger Pierce on Thoughts on Antiquity calls attention to the little known Titus of Bostra, a fifth century Christian author whose works (incluiding a Contra Manichaeos) was discovered in Egypt in the late 19th century.
The Apocryphal Corner
April DeConick on The Forbidden Gospels blog features a book review on Kirk and Thatcher's Memory, Tradition and Text, a discussion of multispectral imaging and its application to work with a Thomas manuscript problem, a consideration of how the Gospel of Thomas was written and a discussion of Saying 71 in the Gospel of Thomas