Sunday, March 18, 2007

Patrisics Roundup- March 9-15, 2007

Well, I'm back from Palm Springs (aka Poodle Springs or Palmy Balmy)and a wonderful March Break vacation! We had excellent weather (95 degrees plus), so we spent a lot of time by the pool and relaxing.

Meanwhile, life went on in Patristics land, so I thought I would catch everyone up to last Thursday as a way to get back started on my routines.


Mike Aquilina on The Way of the Fathers blog features posts on St. Gregory Nyssa, alerts us to a book on vocation (with frequent references to the Fathers), gives a short patristic related passage from the letter of Pope Benedict, Sacramentum Caritatis, another quote from Conyer's book on vocation

Will Weedon on Weedon's blog features Patristic Quotes of the Day by St. Maximos, St. Maximos again , again, again,

Paul Chandler on the Carmelitana blog features a quote by St. Gregory of Nyssa on fasting.

Carl Olsen on the Insight Scoop blog announces (among other offerings) a new edition of Henri de Lubac's History and Spirit: The Understanding of Scripture According to Origen from Ignatius Press.

Taylor on the 603 North Locust blog offers a book list on Late Antiquity/Patristics.

Benedict Seraphim on the This is Life! blog alerts us to a symposium on St. John Chrysosthom's 1600th anniversary in St. Louis in September, features entries on St. Gregory of Rome (the Great), on the author's first encounter with St. Benedict, a more formal entry on St. Benedict and on St. John of the Ladder.

Ian Dalrymple on The Scrivener blog features a series on the Cappadocians (I'm afraid I blinked and missed the first two entries, so I'm linking the whole series. Hat Tip to Benedict Seraphim). So far there is an introduction, a comparison of St. Basil and his school-mate and later apostate emperor, Julian and a touching letter of St. Basil on the art of snaring pigeons

Ben Smith on the Thoughts on Antiquity blog gives us a new installment on his canon series. This one is on the Cheltenham canon.

Rick Brannon on ricoblog contiues his series on the Didache with a translation and commentary on Didache 16.

Apocryphal Corner

Tony Chartrand-Burke on Apocryphicity alerts us to a book by Andrew Bernhard, Other Early Christian Gospels: A Critical Edition of the Surviving Greek Manuscripts.

Apri DeConick on The Forbidden Gospels blog features articles on what is Gnosticism with a follow-up post and a plea for scholarly detachment in the Jesus Tomb controversies

Okay, I think that is it for this week. Watch for the regularly scheduled edition of the roundup on Thursday or possibly Friday this week (Parent's meeting!)


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