Monday, December 08, 2008

Patristics Carnival XVIII- November, 2008

Welcome to Patristics Carnival XVIII. It has been a busy month. I hope you enjoy the offerings for this month.

New Under the Tent

Nothing new this month.

Front Gate: Introductions to the Fathers

Michael Haykin on the Reformata blog discusses the evangelical revival in patristic studies and its roots in the Puritan-Baptist tradition.

The Midway: Articles on the Fathers

Mike Aqulina on The Way of the Fathers blog discusses the cult of the saints in the patristic era, reprints part of an interview he had with the National Catholic Register about the Fathers, announces his new book, The Early Church, announces a second book, A Companion Guide to Pope Benedict's The Fathers.

Chad Pullins on the keeping the faith, never losing hope, always loving blog reflects on St. Irenaeus' concept of the fall as Adam (and, through him, humanity) growing up too fast.

Kevin on the Courting the Mystery blog offers an introduction to the patristic understanding of deification, summarizes a paper by Pak-Wah Lei, a PhD. candidate at the University of Durham on Moses as an exemplar in patristic writing

Kent Brandenburg on the What is Truth? blog examines the traditional evangelical understanding of the canon.

Kate on the kt-rae blog expresses her gratitude to the Fathers, even while preparing for a Church History exam (which is high praise, really. I usually felt bitter when I was studying for exams)

David Waltz on the Articuli Fidei blog examines what Arius may have actually taught.

William J. Tsamis on the Fidei Defensor examines the two most prominent non-Christian sources on the life of Christ, Josephus and Tacitus.

Tony-Allen on A Cathechumen's Tale offers a simple exegesis of the Nicene Creed.

Adam Couchman on the Set Apart in Christ blog wonders whether we will ever get past Augustine (I hope not! I happy to like Auggie!)

armsopenwide on the Arms Open Wide blog features a discussion of St. John Chrysosthom as a resource for helping parents of developmentally disabled children.

Roger Pearse on his self-named blog muses over whether Lampe's Patristic Lexicon could be made available online (pant-pant-pant- that's the sound of patristic scholars all over the English-speaking world). He discusses Gospel catenae with an introduction and posts on catenae on Matthew, Mark, Luke, John as well as Harnack's discussion of Gospel catenae. He notes an upcoming edition (hopefully) of St. Cyril of Alexandria's Contra Iulianum, muses on the reading of Crestianus vs Christianus in Tacitus, puzzles over a difficult Greek passage in Eusebius, notes a translation of Eusebius' Chronicle from Armenian,

frinls on the Cafe Church Leeds blog reflects on her community's early encounters with the Fathers (and Mothers).

suburban banshee on the Aliens in this World reflects insightfully on the relationship between women and the Church Fathers. (I particularly enjoyed voting Tertullian as the Father most likely to have a second career as a Bond villain).

Greg Boyd on his self-named blog analyses the influence of Hellenistic philosophy on the wording of the Chalcedonian Creed.

On the Bible Truth Online blog, St. Polycarp is contrasted favourably with St. Jerome.

David Brosnahan on the LDS Doctrine blog discusses the relationship of the early Church Fathers (unlike the later ones who the Church of Latter-Day Saints consider heretical) to the doctrine of the Church of Latter-Day Saints, focusing primarily on St. Justin Martyr's position on the Trinity (selectively, to be sure).

Hierothee on the Cosmos-Liturgy-Sex blog considers whether the Council of Nicaea should be considered as more relevant to modern Catholics than Vatican II.

Andrew on the Theology of Andrew blog muses on the similarities between Englightement Deism and the Church Fathers.

kepha on the fides quaerens intellectum critisizes the assumption that Protestants can't remain Protestant and read the Fathers.

logismon on the diakrisis logismon blog compares the Orthodoxy tradition in reading the Bible to a scientific tradition, while contrasting this approach to the Frankish (read Western) tradition.

Will Huysmann on the Banana Republican blog considers whether Origen should be considered a Church Father.

Deacon Jim on his self-named blog deals with criticism that the Fathers, especially St. John Chrysosthom was anti-Semitic.

Jim Davilla on the PaleoJudaica blog reports that Paula Fredrickson, in her new book, Augustine and the Jews, defends Augustine's view of the Jews.

Mike Aubrey on the en epheso blog discusses a textual problem in Mandates 3.3. As a side note, Mike would put many classicists to shame in his desire to learn more about how Greek works. And that is really saying something! Wow! My brain is pudding just looking at his titles.

Rick Brennan on ricoblog discusses 1st Clement's 'love' chapter.

Ben Myers on the Faith and Theology blog explains St. Augustine's doctrine of grace by means of a song by Iron Wine.

Tim Trautman on the Army of Martyrs blog discusse St. Cyprian on unity, follows up with a post on how St. Cyprian would react to the possibility of a divided Church (note much, I can tell you), continues with a discussion of St. Cyprian's attitude to Eucharistic sacrifice and St. Cyprian on unity and the body.

On this blog, I muse on St. Gregory Nazianzus' view on the task of theology.

The Marketplace: Book Reviews

Brendon on the Christian Books: Orthodoxy blog reviews a translation of Writings from St. Maximus by Robert Wilikin and Andrew Louth, published in the Popular Patristics series from St. Vladimir Press. He also reviews Norman Russell's book, The Doctrine of Deification in Greek Patristic Authors.

Tristen on Christian Books: Orthodoxy offers a review of Rodney Whitacre's A Patristic Reader.

Seamus MacDonald on the Compliant Subversity blog reposts his review of D.H. Williams' book, Evangelicals and Tradition.

Deanna on the Notlukewarm blog reviews Mike Aquilina's new book, Signs and Mysteries.

Philip Sumpter on the Narrative and Ontology blog reviews Nicene Christianity: The Future for a New Ecumenism, Christopher Seitz editor. He follows up with an analysis of articles which he didn't feature in his previous post.

Exhibition Place: Biographies of the Fathers

Christine on the A Catholic View blog introduces us to St. Leo the Great.

Sornchai on the Back to School books blog reprints the Amazon reviews of Michael Holmes' 3rd edition of the Apostolic Fathers.

The Rodeo: Patristic catenae

Tiber Jumper on the Crossed the Tiber blog offers a short catena on Mary.

The Foreign Exchange Tent: Translations

On this blog, I continue my series of translations from Sulpicius Severus' Life of St. Martin.

The Talmudic Tabernacle: Christianity and Judaism in the Ancient World

This is an experimental category, but given the influence of Judaism and the parallel developments of the Talmud and the Fathers (who might be considered a Christian Talmud, or so it seems to me some days). Yes, I'm aware I'm openning a whole new can of worms.

Weekend Fisher on the Heart, Mind, Soul and Strength blog discusses the Jewish concept of the resurrection in light of the Talmudic Feast of the Blessed and in the analogy of the seed.

Philip Sumpter on the Narrative and Ontology blog discusses the Mishna as revelation.

Kevin Edgecomb on the Biblicalia blog continues his notes on Jacob Neusner's The Theology of the Oral Torah with parts 11 and 12. Kevin has posted the previous parts of this series for readers conveniently.

The Apocryphal Aisle: Christian Apocrypha

Tony Chartrand-Burke on the Apocryphicity blog discusses the role of women in the Gospel of Thomas and continues his answers to responses on his "Heresy Hunting" paper.

April De Conick on The Forbidden Gospel blog reports on the Judas section at the SBL convention this month.

Well, that is it for the month. I hope you enjoyed these posts and I hope you have a quiet and worshipful Advent!



Weekend Fisher said...

Hi Phil

You're going to keep me busy reading for several days, you know.

Btw if I could petition for a small change in the description of my posts? I'm discussing the Jewish view of resurrection.

Thank you for the Carnival!

Take care & God bless

Phil Snider said...

Thanks for the heads-up. I don't know what I was thinking.