Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Call for Submissions- Patristics Carnival XXIV

Welcome to Patristic Carnival XXIV. This month, we're still here at hyperekperissou. (If there is anyone, anyone, who'd like to host, let me know. Please!)

The guidelines remain the same as the Modest Proposal entry back in November, 2006 and my additions in August, 2007.

The last day of submission will be May 31st and the postings will be up in the week of June 5th.

Remember you can offer submissions on the carnival site or the dedicated e-mail (


Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Patristics Carnival XXII- April, 2009

Well, here is the new Carnival for April, 2009. Enjoy!

New Under the Tent: New Patristic Blogs And Announcements.

Kevin on the Courting the Mystery blog publishes the abstracts for the Biblical Interpretation in Early Christianity sessions at the SBL in Rome.

Front Gate: Introductions to the Fathers

Nothing new this month.

The Midway: Articles on the Fathers

Jonathon Harmon on The Sunday Page posts a paper arguing for a non-hierarchical model of St. Ignatius of Antioch.

Polycarp on The Church of Jesus Christ blog continues his Creed series with Arius' creed, the creed from the Council of Serdica. He also discusses the views of Dionysius of Rome on three hyposteseis and discusses Melito of Sardis on the subject of the deliverance of humanity by Christ. He also is starting a page on Fourth Century Christianity

Stacey on the Almost There blog examines John Calvin's claims about the non-Catholic nature of the Fathers and that they supported his view of the Eucharist.

Kevin Edgecomb on the biblicalia blog discusses the appeal of St Isaac the Syrian and his (Orthodox) audience.

Ken Silva on the Apprising Ministries blog considers Roman Catholic claims about actual church history.

Fr. Stavrophoremonk Symeon in the Hermitage Journal encourages Orthodox readers to truly turn to the Fathers. This is pretty hard-core Orthodoxy, so read with caution.

Scot McKnight on the beliefnet Jesus Creed blog discusses Justin Martyr's and Irenaeus' view of Genesis.
Thomas on the Faith and Reason blog completes his series on St. Ignatius of Antioch's letters with a discussion of his letter to Polycarp. Stay tuned for his series on Polycarp.

Willing Catholic Martyr on the Pillar and Foundation blog considers the biblical foundations of the Trinity.

Pope St. Felix III (no less) on the forChrist-contra mundum blog considers (Protestant) arguments against the catholicity of early Christianity.

Andrea Elizabeth on the Words, Words, Words blog considers Eriugena, St. Dionysius and Neoplatonism. She continues her reflections in a follow-up post.

Paul Marks on the blog recommends the Emperor Valentinian I as a father of the West. Well, perhaps not a Church Father, but this entry includes an interesting discussion of Valentinian's eccesiastical policy as compared to Constantine.

The Marketplace: Book Reviews (and other media)

Exhibition Place: Biographies of the Fathers

Nothing new this month.

The Rodeo: Patristic catenae

Godismyjudge on the Arminian Chronicles blog provides a patristic catena on free-will and God's foreknowledge.

The Foreign Exchange Tent: Translations and Summaries

Polycarp on The Church of Jesus Christ begins a translation of the Exposition of Faith, commonly attributed to St. Athanasius, but now attributed to Marcellus of Ancyra.
The Talmudic Tabernacle: Christianity and Judaism in the Ancient World

Nothing this month.

The Apocryphal Aisle: Christian Apocrypha

Roger Pearse on his self-named blog discusses the Gospel of Judas, Coptic Paul and the Greek Exodus, announces the discovery of the Coptic Paul, analyses 'hip' gnosis and its connection to the ancient variety.

April DeConick on The Forbidden Gospels discusses the Name and how the Gnostics use the term, discusses Abrasax.

That's it for the month. Watch for next month's carnival.