Sunday, April 06, 2008
Patristics Carnival X
Well, it's time for Patristics Carnival X and it has been a busy month, what with Easter and all that. Here are the offerings! Enjoy!
Front Gate: Introductions to the Fathers
Nothing new this month.
The Midway: Articles on the Fathers
Mike Aquilina on The Way of the Fathers blog discusses Andrew Louth's The Origins of the Christian Mystical Tradition, reports on Pope Benedict's discussion of Pope Leo I, Pope Benedict's discussion of Cassiodorus and Boethius, announces six newly-found Augustinian sermons, offers ideas for a patristics book club,
Steve on the Triablogue blog discusses the use of the Vincentian canon (“What has been believed everywhere, always, and by all”) by Orthodox apologists against evangelicals.
Randall Cartar Grey on The Africans Whom Jesus Loved blog introduces the Early Church to the advent of the Apostles Creed and asks if the apostle John Mark was the apostle Jesus loved and the basis of the Prester John story.
Veith on the Cranach blog opens up a discussion on an Washington Post article on the Ancient-Future movement, inspired by the late Robert Wilkin.
David Neff on the Ancient Evangelical Future blog also discusses the above article from the Washington Post.
Jeff Reimer on the Mode of Expression blog discusses the importance of the patristic use of allegory as opposed to critical methods.
Haldon on the Inhabitatio Dei blog sets out his favourite Patristic theologians. I wonder, do you agree or do you have another list?
Zadok the Roman on The Commonplace of Zadok the Roman blog discusses applause in the Alexandrian church.
Marvin on the Avdat blog discusses how enthusiasm for Stanely Hauerwas' theology can lead to 'patristic fundamentalism' (an interesting new theological coined term). Since I like Hauerwas, I was interested in seeing his reasoning.
Aida on the Forgetting the Former Things blog offers her preliminary thoughts on the Viola/Barna book, Pagan Christianity. The Rodeo: Patristic catenae
James H on the Opinionated Catholic blog features St. Thomas Aquinas' Golden Catena on Peter's chopping off the ear of the high priest's slave.
Michael F. Bird on the Euangelion blog features a modest Augustinian/Origenian (I think?) catena on the Harmony of the Gospels.
Peter Leithart on leithart.com offers a pithy discussion of the alleged Hellenization implicit in the Trinity really isn't.
Felix Culpa on the Ora et Labora blog features a discussion of how 20th century Orthodox theologians have used Dionysius the Areopagite, part two, part three.
Eric Sowell on the Archaic Christianity blog introduces a new feature on authority in the Apostolic Fathers, starting with the Letter to Diognatus.
Rick Brannan on ricoblog discusses the use of alla in the Shepherd of Hermas. examines incidents of me genoito in Romans and the Epistle of Barnabas, muses over the authorship of Second Clement.
Tim Troutman (amicus noster) on the God Fearin' Forum has been busy this month. He discusses Minucius Felix' sidekick, Octavius on Intelligent Design, Octavius on Pro-Life issues, Octavius on blood in our food, Octavius on building temples and altars and discusses transubstantiation in the Early Church.
Exhibition Place: Biographies of the Fathers
Nothing new this month.
The Marketplace: Book Reviews
Albert McIlhenny on Christian Book Reviews features a discussion of Father Luigi Gambero's book, Mary and the Church Fathers- a recent contribution to the debate on the place of the Virgin Mary.
frival on the Utter Muttering blog features a very favourable review of Mike Aquilina's The Mass of the Early Christians.
Chris Tilling on the Chrisendom blog favourably reviews the Ancient Chrisitan Devotional from Inter-Varsity Press
aboulet on the finitum non capax infiniti blog reviews Ronald Heine's Reading the Old Testament through the Church Fathers.
Tim Troutman (amicus noster) on the God Fearin' Forum reviews Chesterton's Heretics.
The Foreign Exchange Tent: Translations
Mike on the en epheso blog compares Chrysostom translation versions, translates Chrysostom on Ephesians, 5,21, .
The Apocryphal Aisle: Christian Apocrypha
Eric Sowell on the Archaic Christianity blog discusses the Protoevangelion of John and again.
Tony Chartrand-Burke on the Apocryphicity blog continues his series on teaching Gnosticism with parts four and five, muses on the contribution of Christian Apocrypha to the Quest for the Historical Jesus, discusses Christian Apocrypha on film,
April De-Conick on The Forbidden Gospels blog reports on the Codex Judas conference in two reports (one and two) and discusses trinitarianism and modalism.
I think that is it for this month. If you are interested in taking on the hosting for May, I would be deeply grateful.