Sunday, April 05, 2009

Patristics Carnival XXII- March, 2009

Here is the new Carnival, my Easter gift to my readers. I hope you enjoy it.

New Under the Tent: New Patristic Blogs And Announcements.

William R. Huysman from the Banana Republican blog has launched a new patristics blog- Catholic Patristics

The Research News in Late Antiquity Blog announces the 5th Archbishop Iakosvos Graduate Student Conference in Patristics held at the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology on March 19-21, 2009. I know its too late, but the program is posted which I thought might be of interest.

Also a little late, but interesting. Mike Aquillina on the Way Of the Father blog posts a program for a patristics conference at Duquesne University which happened at the end of March. He follows it up with an account of the conference.

Front Gate: Introductions to the Fathers
Nothing new this month.

The Midway: Articles on the Fathers

Mike Aqullina on The Way of the Fathers blog announces his new book, Angels of God and reports on the Duquesne University patristics conference.

Roger Pearse on his self-named blog discusses a find of Coptic manuscripts from 1910, how patristic authors discussed inerrancy and notes errors in J.A. Cranmer's edition of patristic catenae.

Weekend Fisher on the Heart, Mind, Soul and Strength blog considers Origen on textual scholarship of the Bible.

Polycarp on The Church of Jesus Christ published what was to be a week-long series on the Creeds and which he was pleased to described to me as his "meager contribution". You can judge for yourself how meager it is. (NB: I've included two April entries here because they go with the set). He also considers St. Hippolytus and the Roman Baptismal ceremony in the 3rd century AD. He completes his series on the theology of Marcellus of Ancyra with part two.

Chris DeVidal on his self-named blog warns us not to blindly follow the Church Fathers. There is extensive discussion, so make sure you follow up on the comments.

H. T. Lewis on A History of the Christian Church blog outlines the geographical centres of patristic theological activity, provides an overview of the Patristic period , investigates the rise of the apologists, considers Constantine and theological debate and discusses the following key patristic figures: Cyprian, Irenaeus, Justin Martyr, Tertullian, Athanasius, Origen and the Cappaodocian Fathers.

Thomas on the Faith and Reason blog discusses offers an introduction to a series on the Church Fathers intended to bring the contemporary church back to its roots. He continues his discussion with St. Clement of Rome (part one and two) and St. Ignatius of Antioch (parts one, two, three four (actually in April, but it makes sense now).

TurretinFan on the Alpha and Omega Ministries continues a controversy on Athanasius and an (allegedlly) spurious quotation from his works. He continues his discussion of 'peddling imitation patristics.

The webmaster on the Nicene Truth considers St. Gregory Nyssa on the relation between the persons of the Trinity. He also considers the appeal St. Athanasius has for Protestants.

Alice C. Linsley on the Just Genesis blog considers the Church Fathers on the Tree in the middle of the Garden.

TurretinFan on his Thoughts of Francis Turretin blog accuses Catholic apologists of misquoting Gregory the Wonderworker. He also gives an index of the Fathers of the Church: New Series.

fatherstephen on the Glory of God for All Things considers patristic exegesis using the example of St. Ephrem Syrus on Ninevah and Sodom.

Allen Yeh on the Scriptorium blog considers whether heresy is good the church.

Fred Sanders on the Scriptorium blog remembers the birth of Anglican theologian/patricist, Henry Barclay Swete.

biblicaleschatology on the Biblical Eschatology blog considers whether the early Church taught about the Rapture.

Benjamin Steele on the Marmalade blog considers the state of the world at the time of St. Augustine. He continues his discussion with a consideration of the Early Roman Catholic Church.

Andrew on his Theology of Andrew blog considers Mariolotry and what he regards as a very stupid statement by Philip Schaff.

Joseph S. O'Leary on his self-named blog considers St. Augustine in light of the scholarship of Jean-Luc Marion and continues a discussion on Plotinus' influence on St. Augustine.

Marwil Llasos on his self-named blog discusses Tertullian and his views on Mary in light of hostile (Protestant) criticism.

Camden Bucey on the Reformed Forum blog posts a podcast featuring an interview of Dr. Michael A. G. Haykin.

Clinton on the Summa Philosophiae blog considers the theological method of Thomas Oden.

Soraida on the Spensor, Edmond- Books blog discusses patristic theology in Spenser's allegory.

John of AllFaith on his self-named blog considers the Early Church and where it might have gone wrong from a Messianic Jewish perspective.

Taylor Marshall on the Canterbury Tales blog investigates the question of whether the Church Fathers considered a theory of evolution.

orrologion on the orrologion blog gives a brief bibliography on online resources for reading the Fathers in an Orthodox manner.

The Reformed Reader considers Peter Brown's understanding of Augustine and Pelagius' respective positions on children.

Alan Kurshner on the Prewrath Rapture Dot Com blog considers why the Church shifted away from a millenialism after the 4th century AD.

The Courting the Mystery blog embarks on a Patristics Abbreviations Project with the abbreviations for Athanasius, Origen and Cyril of Alexandria.

Sister Macrina on the A vow of conversation blog catalogues patristic audio-books.

Ben C. Smith on Thoughts on Antiquity concludes and gives an index to his monumental canon series. This is a huge achievement and well-worth reviewing!

Phil Sumpter on his Narrative and Ontology blog asks what biblical exegetes can learn from Origen.

The Marketplace: Book Reviews

cburrell on the All Manner of Thing blog reviews the first volume of Quasten's Patrology.

Albert McIlheney on the Christian Book Reviews blog reviews Mike Aquilina's Signs and Mysteries.

Exhibition Place: Biographies of the Fathers

Andy Wilkes on the a man breathing blog considers St. Ignatius of Antioch.

The Saint Barnabas' Blog considers the life of St. Cyril of Jerusalem.

Matt on the grace and peace blog considers the 40 Martyrs of Sebaste.

The Rodeo: Patristic catenae

Asiya on the Noor of Knowledge blog offers a patristic catena to support Muslim convert's intention to wear the hijab. Not that she (I think) expects the argument to work necessarily.

saltedwithfire on the Incendium amoris blog offers a patristic catena on the Songs of Songs.

Will R. Huysman on the Catholic Patristics starts off his new blog with a series of patristic catenae on a series of topics. Here is the summary entry.

The Very Rev'd G. Richard Lobs on Father Rick Lobs Eclectic and Eccentric Blog offers a patristic catena on infant baptism.

The Foreign Exchange Tent: Translations and Summaries

Roger Pearse on his self-named blog continues translating letters of Isidore of Pelusium and give commentary in one, two, three and four parts.

The Talmudic Tabernacle: Christianity and Judaism in the Ancient World

Derek on the Messianic Jewish Musings blog considers the role of tradition (here Rabbinic thought) for Messianic Jews.

The Apocryphal Aisle: Christian Apocrypha
April DeConick on The Forbidden Gospels blog muses on a substitute for the term Gnostic- transtheism or supratheism, follows up her discussion and settles on transtheism.

That's it for this month. Happy Easter.

Christ is Risen!



J. L. Watts said...

Phil, what a great month. Thanks for this!

Clinton said...

Thanks for the link

-Clint @ SummaPhilosophiae

Weekend Fisher said...

Thank you!

Take care & God bless

Alice C. Linsley said...

Thank you, Phil, for mentioning Just Genesis. I've posted two recently that draw on St. Jerome's comments on Genesis. They are "St. Jerome on Genesis" and "Methuselah's Real Age".