Thursday, March 01, 2007

Patristics Roundup- Feb. 22-Feb. 28th, 2007

It's been a busy week in patristics this week. Perhaps the various saints days or the remain of the Ash Wednesday Lenten glow, but there was a good amount of posting on the Fathers. It is good to see.

Incidently, before any one asks, I decided early this week that I was NOT going to try to keep track of the whole 'Jesus Tomb' debacle currently playing itself out there in the Biblical Studies blogosphere. I decided against even trying to keep track of this controversy partly because I just didn't have the energy for it, but also because, I think, my head would explode if I tried. Two excellent discussions of this development are Christopher Butler's take on the evidence on the "Jesus" or Talpiot tomb in Jerusalem and Ben Witherington on the withering criticism of the case for the "Jesus Tomb". Tyler Williams also tracks the days' developments on this story at Codex.

Mike Aquilina at The Way of the Fathers blog features a call for volunteers to write a Wikipedia article on Patristics, an excerpt from the Catechetical Oration of St. Cyril of Jerusalem, advice from St. Benedict's Rule about how to keep Lent, announces the publication of his new book, Love in Little Things, which, though focusing on family life had, we are told, plenty of the Fathers to edify us as we think about how to be the Church in our families

William Weedon on Weedon's Blog offers Patristic Quotes of the Day from St. Augustine and John Cassian.

Danny Garland on Irish-Catholic and Dangerous quotes St. Caesarius of Arles on people as the Image of God, quotes St. Athanasius on the Orthodox tradition

The God-Fearing Fiddler quotes St. Clement on the Church and an excellent discussion on the reliability of tradition.

Kevin Edgecomb on biblicalia has started a series on the Sayings of the Desert Fathers. I'm a little late with this, but he has already completed an introduction, a translation of the prologue, part one on St. Antony, part two on Antony and part one on St. Arsenios .

Kyle Porter on the Vindicated blog features a discussion of St. Polycarp's 'organic' ecclesiology.

stfassissi posts the essay of Father John A Haldon on the Christology of the Fathers.

Chris Lyons on the Swept Over blog discusses St. Ignatius and the episcopal structure of the early Church.

Jared Coleman on delectatio Dei offers an appreciative answer to Chris Lyon's post on St. Ignatius.

Paul Gregory Alms on incarnatus est quotes St. Leo the Great on Satan, Lent and the Christian.

Dave Armstrong on cor ad cor loquitur asks whether Augustuine was closer to Reformed Protestants or Catholics, complete with lengthy quotes of Augustine and Calvin.

James Swan in his Ancient Voices feature on Beggars All: Reformation and Apologetics quotes Augustine.

Ben Arbor on Believing Jesus offers a review on a book dealing with St. Augustine's On the Free Choice of the Will.

Sam on General Terms and Conditions describes his encounter with St. Athanasius' Life of Antony in a Episcopalian seminary. I think he found it bracing!

The Lent and Beyond Anglican prayer blog features advice on how to pray from John the Solitary.

Ben Myers on Faith and Theology quotes St. Augustine as a prayer for ethicists.

For you audiophiles, Maria Lectrix features a whole mess of new MP3s of the Church Fahters readings.

Jim Davila on PaleoJudaica features a link to some Syriac texts online.

Adrian Murdoch on Bread and circuses
discusses St. John Chyrsosthom and Eutropius and an excerpt from a sermon of Asterius of Amaesa also on Eutropius.

Apocryphal Corner

Tony Chartrand-Burke on Apocryphicity features a discussion of the Jesus Tomb and the Gospel of Philip in two parts (Part One and Two) as well as alerting us to a review of J. K. Elliott's A Synopsis of the Apocryphal Infancy Narratives

April DeConick on The Forbidden Gospels blog features a discussion on meta-narratives and writing history, a critique of sexism and the Church Fathers, a continuation of her discussion of the principles of historical hermeneutics, and some thoughts towards her book in progress on the Gospel of Judas.


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