Here is the Patristic Carnival VII, featuring offerings from December, 2007. It was a busy month! Enjoy the offerings!
Front Gate: Introductions to the Fathers
Nothing this month.
The Midway: Articles on the Fathers
Mike Aquilina on The Way of the Fathers blog features Pope Benedict's talks on John Chromatius, and St. Paulinus of Nola, , compares the episcopal combat styles of St. Nicolas of Myra (yes, that St. Nick!) and Pope Zephyrinus and prays for unity(I should have included this one in the Christian Reconciliation Carnival 10!) and reviews the senses of Christmas
As part of the Christian Reconciliation Carnival 10, Weekend Fisher on the Heart, Mind Soul and Strength blog muses over using the Church Fathers to de-bug Christianity.
First Apostle quotes St. Augustine on orthodoxy and muses over how Anglicans can work out what is orthodox.
Tim Trautman on The God Fearin' Forum ponders Clement of Alexandria and metrosexuals. The latter don't come off very well. Odd that.
Danny Garland on the Irish Catholic and Dangerous blog features a discussion of the development of the doctrine of papal infallability and an analysis of the necessity of patristic study for priests.
Roger Pierce on the Thoughts on Antiquity blog discusses publishing patristic or almost-patristic texts today.
Malcolm ZYZ on the From the Outside In blog discusses talking points between Catholics, Orthodox and Protestants about tradition
Scrammy on the Authentic blog posts a link to his paper on his answer to Christian hesitation about certainty.
Mike Rizzo on the Mystery of Truth and E=MC2 blog contempates the patristic conception of theology as system-restore button for Christians.
The Rodeo: Patristic catenae
Dave Armstrong on the Biblical Evidence for Catholicism blog defends St. Athanasius from being co-opted by Protestants with a catena of Athanasius' catholic statements.
Jody on the Jody's Stuff blog discovers that Irenaeus and the early Church Fathers were pre-trib.
MG on The Well of Questions blog begins to consider the Fathers and Theistic Arguments and moves on to Athanasius' contribution to the argument.
On this blog and as part of the Christian Reconciliation Carnival 10, I wrote on Protestants and Patristics.
Mike Olseon on the Pseudo-Polymath blog answers and critiques my above post.
Exhibition Place: Biographies of the Fathers
Peter Rival on the Utter Muttering blog features a biography of the patron saint of his blog, St. Ambrose.
The Marketplace: Book Reviews
Nothing in this category this month.
The Foreign Exchange Tent: Translations
On this blog, I continue my translation of Sulpicius Severus' Life of St. Martin.
The Apocryphal Aisle: Christian Apocrypha
April DeConick on The Forbidden Gospels blog features an expansion of her discussion of the Gospel of Judas in the New York Times, offers a Christmas Gnostic shopping list, responds to Robert Eisenmann's suggestion that she is conservative and offers a retrospective on 2007