Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Patristics Carnival XXI- February, 2009

Finally, here is the new patristics carnival, delayed through busyness and a bad stomach flu. Enjoy the offerings for this month.

New Under the Tent: New Patristic Blogs And Announcements.

Ben Blackwell on the Dunelm Road blog announces the Patristics Seminar at the University of Durham for Epiphany term. (If anyone has anymore of these, send them along and I'll post them).

The administrator of the Research News in Late Antiquity publishes a job posting for editor-in-chief of the Patristics Monograph series.

Front Gate: Introductions to the Fathers

DP Cassidy on the In hoc Signo blog begins a list of the Fathers for beginners.

The Midway: Articles on the Fathers

Mike Aquilina on The Way of the Fathers blog gives us news updates in patristics land.

Roger Pearse on his self-named blog considers the curse of too much reading, updated us on the progress of his Eusebius project, published more excerpts from the letters of Isidore of Pelusium, discusses the recipient name of Isidore of Pelusium, confronted his lust for the Clavis patrum Graecorum, especially in light of Armenian translation of Eusebius, made suggestions of which patristic translations he would like to see, discussed more letters of Isidore of Pelusium, one more letter of Isidore, still more letters of Isidore.

Kevin Edgecomb on the biblicalia blog discusses St. Ephrem on the Scriptures.

Jennifer on the Historical Continuity blog considers the connections between the Calvinist/Puritan stream of Protestantism and the Church Fathers.

Mike Aubrey on the ev epheso blog discusses a parallel between Ephesians 5 and 1 Clement 38 and the parallel between St. John Chrysosthom on Ephesians 5 and 1 Clement 38.

Polycarp on The Church of Jesus Christ blog discusses the clash between Dyohypostatic and Miahypostatic theology especially in context of the teachings of Marcellus of Ancyra. He continues his discussion with a consideration of the theological position that Marcellus opposed and details on his theology. He also completes his series on Ignatius of Antioch view of the economy of God.

RE Aguirre on the regula fidei blog is intoxicated with Augustine.

aaronandbrigid on the Logismoi blog discusses the Homilies of St. Macarius. They continue to discuss mystical silence and St. Maximus the Confessor.

Brian Small on the Polumeros kai Polutropos blog considers the scriptural and patristic case that Barnabas was the author of the Letter to the Hebrews.

Douglas Dobbins on the En Christo blog considers St. Athanasius's views on the fidelity of Jesus.

Demion Farnsworth on the Fallen and Flawed blog considers the Early Church Fathers, Girl Talk and the Seamless Doctrine of the Trinity. If nothing else, you have to read on to see how all those things fit together.

Theocoid on the Is my Phylactery Showing? blog considers St. Cyril of Jerusalem on the Eucharist and prayers for the dead. He also discusses the doctrine of the two wills, giving an overview of the ecumenical councils on the issue.

Weekend Fisher on the Heart, Mind, Soul and Strength blog discusses Dionysius of Alexandria's scholarly consideration against the Johanine authorship of Revelation.

The Areopagite on his self-named blog features a Christ and Culture patristic slapdown between St. Augustine and Tertullian.

Kevin on the Courting the Mystery blog seeks out and publishes the abbreviations for St. Athanasius' authentic and spurious works.

Ian on the Exploring Orthodoxy blog discusses Aphaphrat the Persian Sage and Narsai of Nisibis in light of the tradition of the Syrian Church Fathers.

Chipi Buenafe on the Catholic Metanarrative blog features a fascinating article on the revival of interest in the Fathers in Europe.

Eastern Anglican muses on patristics among Anglicans, especially the parallels of St. Polycarp's vision on entering the amphitheatre and Latimer's encouragement of Ridley on their martyrdom.

Patrick Malone on the Preaching Christ blog recommends reading the Fathers during Lent.

lylemook on the ruminations blog reflects on the Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem.

Mark on the Joe and the Volcano blog refelcts on St. Polycarp, St. Irenaeus and the Hermeneutic of continuity.

polymathis on the Aspiring PolyMathis blog discusses Christian education in the New Testament and patristic era.

Philip Sumpter on the Narrative and Ontology blog considers the issue of historicity at the core of the Gospel and deals with what canonical theology is.

The Marketplace: Book Reviews

lukeprog on the Common Sense Atheist blog posts a surprisingly critical review of Bart Ehrman's Misquoting Jesus. Well, perhaps not surprising. Clearly, lukeprog knows something about textual criticism and, particularly, textual criticism of the Bible.

Greg Boyd on the Christus Victor blog offers a book list for egg-heads based on his reading for his forth-coming book, The Myth of the Blueprint. This is an excellent review of the recent scholarly literature on the influence of Hellenistic philosophy on the Church Fathers. I've barely skimmed the list and it looks fascinating.

Dave Spots on the Cap'n Salty's Long Voyage blog reviews Journal of Early Christian Studies 16,1.

Well, not precisely, a book review, but I think a CD review counts. The Administrator of the Pontifical Society of St. John Chyrsosthom blog reviews Capella Romana's performance of the Divine Liturgy of St. John Chrysosthom in English.

Pastor Bob Cornwall on the Ponderings on a Faith Journey reviews Philip Jenkin's book, The Lost History of Christianity. Okay, this isn't quite a patristics book, but it does deal with the patristic era outside the Graeco-Roman world, so fair enough.

Brendon on the Christian Book: Orthodoxy reviews Rodney Goodacre's A Patristic Greek Reader.

Ben Blackwell on the Dunelm Road blog calls attention to an important patristic resource, Biblia Patristica which is now available online.

Turretinfan on the Thoughts of Francis Turretin blog accuses several Roman Catholic apologists of misrepresenting St. Athanasius using pseudo-epigraphic works attributed to St. Athanasius.

Rick Brannon on ricoblog discusses Peter Lampe's book on Early Christians in Rome.

Tim Trautman on The Army of the Martyrs blog reviews the first volume of Johannes Quasten's Patrology.

RE Aguirre on the regula fidei blog gives a very favourable review of Craig Allert's High View of Scripture.

Exhibition Place: Biographies of the Fathers

KJC 32 on the Ohio Anglican blog gives a short life of St. Ignatius of Antioch. He follows up with a life of St. Polycarp.

John C. Myers on the One Man Trying...blog discusses the life of Origen in light of his intellect, passion and dedication.

The Rodeo: Patristic catenae

prazm on the Half the Kingdom blog offers a short patristics catena on Purgatory.

hanxster on the Hanxster.com blog posts a catena from the Early Church Fathers on free will.

The NT Administrator on Nicene Truth posts a patristics catena on the apostolic succession and authority.

Patrick Madrid on his self-named blog publishes a patristic catena on the Mass.

The Foreign Exchange Tent: Translations and Summaries

Michael Aubrey on the ev epheso blog has started a translation of St. John Chrysosthom on Ephesians, 5,22ff.

On this blog, I completed the Sulpicius Severus' Life of St. Martin with sections 26 and 27 and published the links to the rest of the series.

The Talmudic Tabernacle: Christianity and Judaism in the Ancient World

Nothing new this month.

The Apocryphal Aisle: Christian Apocrypha

Nothing new this month.


Weekend Fisher said...

Hi Phil

Lots of great reading. Thank you!

Could I petition for a change in the caption you've given mine? Dionysius of Alexandria was _against_ John the Apostle having written Revelation, rather than for it. (The post was more about his methods than his conclusions, though.)

Thank you for keeping the Carnival going. It's one of my favorite reads every month.

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

Phil Snider said...

Weekend Fisher;

Sorry about that. I've corrected my mistake.


Weekend Fisher said...

Thanks for touching up the title; sorry to be so nitpicky.

I have about a dozen things here to read now! Thank you!
Anne / WF

Roger Pearse said...

Typo: Latimer, not Latimor.

Phil Snider said...


Thanks. This is what I get for trying to work on the carnival while still sick. I hope there aren't many more.


aaronandbrighid said...

Thank you for the nod in my direction, Mr Snider. I'm flattered to be included in a 'Patristics Carnival' even though I've never tried to engage in 'patristics' per se.

I should point out by way of clarification, however, that while my and my wife's e-mail screen name and hence my Blogger ID is 'aaronandbrighid', it's really just me, 'Aaron', posting on the blog. Not only does Brighid not contribute, she sometimes tries to hinder my blogging efforts!

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