Sunday, December 27, 2009

Call For Submissions- Patristics Carnival XXXI

Hi all;

A quick note for the next Carnival. We'll be back at hyperekperissou.

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 December 31 and the postings will be up in the week of January 6th.

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


Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Patristics Carnival XXX- November, 2009

New Under the Tent: New Patristic Blogs And Announcements.

brandonw on the Sitz im Leben blog calls attention to the Call for Paper's for the North American Patristics Society annual meeting in May.

Hi all! Welcome back to hyperekperissou and Patristics Carnival XXX, covering November, 2009. I'm late, as usual, but there are some excellent offerings over the last month. Enjoy!

Front Gate: Introductions to the Fathers

Father John Peck on the Preacher's Institute blog extolls the virtues of patristic blogging, especially for Orthodox writers.

The Midway: Articles on the Fathers

Roger Pearse on his self-named blog discusses the 'evil bishop of Amida' featured in the Chronicle of Zuqnin, discusses a garbled quotation of Origen on the British Druids of his day,
updates progress on his commissioned project of translating 14 homilies of Origen on Ezekiel, discusses the lost Hypotposes of Clement of Alexandria,

Kevin Edgecomb on his biblicalia blog reveals a peculiar typo in the an edition of the Penguin Classics edition of Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History (who knew that the Fathers were so concerned with sartorial issues!)

Rick Brannon on his ricoblog announces his new translation of the Didache with notes.

Turretinfan on the Thoughts of Francis Turretin blog defends the perspicuity of Scripture throught his reading of Athanasius and the Ethiopian Eunuch among other concerns.

David Waltz on the Articuli Fidei blog questions TurretinFan's suggestion in the above post that St. Athanasius was trying to mock Pope Liberius in his History Against the Arians. He continues his debate with TurretinFan in his post on Scripture and Tradition.

David Cullitan on the One Fold blog considers patristic arguments on Real Prescence as presented on several Catholic websites, takes issue with the Catholic Answers website's use of Papias on the Apostolic tradition and Irenaeus on the same issue.

Michial on the Ladder on Wheels blog considers Edgar Allan Poe's (sole?) mention of the Church Fathers and what it reveals about Poe's and, possibly, evangelical's view of those 'crazy uncles to whom we are related but to whom no one wishes to speak at the family reunion'- the Church Fathers.

Scot McKinight on the Jesus Creed blog questions reading the Bible through a historical/patristic lens.

Adam Kotsko on the An und fur sich blog posts his AAR paper on patristic perspectives on the Cross.

Jordan Cooper on the Just and Sinner blog considers St. Ignatius and patristic soteriology. He follows up with a post on St. Clement of Rome and patristic soteriology.

David Neff on the Christian History blog reports on the opening of the Wheaton Centre for Early Christian Studies and Robert Louis Wilken's keynote address on why evangelicals should read the Fathers.

David and Tim Bayly on the BaylyBlog considers, in the light of Sarah Palin's new autobiograpy, the role of women in civil and military realms through the Church Fathers and John Calvin. Whew, that is a tall order!

aaronandbridghid on the Logismoi blog considers the passage of the soul through some patristic sources.

Stephen Huller on the stephen huller's observations blog critisizes the Patristics Carnival for missing his series on Clement of Alexandria and his links to the Markosian heresy. He helpfully provides us with the links to these post for which we are very grateful (Editor's note: Simply put, I missed this in the information I sent to Polycarp, so the omission of these posts was accidental and not malicious. My apologies for Stephen for this oversight and I further encourage him and anyone else to please send links to their patristics posts to either the dedicated e-mail or the carnival site listed on the Call for Submissions issued every month. This way we may avoid further confusions in the future). He continues with a post tracing the basic misunderstanding of the Gospel found, in Stephen's opinion, most New Testament scholarship back to Irenaeus and his presumed link to the court of Commodus. Additional posts includes Irenaeus' knowledge of the Secret Mark tradition, Athanasius' connection of Purim to Passover and much, much more. The sheer volume of Stephen's posts is dizzying. Wow!

shane lems on The Reformed Reader blog discusses the Western tendency to dismiss church authority by referring to 1 Clement and Cyprian on the importance of the church.

David on the Pious Fabrications blog begins a series on sola scriptura and the Fathers.

Brianroy on the Brianroy's Input blog expresses his enjoyment of learning from the Fathers.

diglot on the diglotting blog discusses the patristic view of the Rock in Matthew 16,18.

The Marketplace: Book Reviews (and other media)

Matthew Hoskin on the pocket scroll blog features a review of the new entry in Routledge's Early Church Fathers series, Leo the Great by Bronwen Neil.

Exhibition Place: Biographies of the Fathers

aaronandbridghid on the Logismoi blog commemorates the life of St. John Chrysosthom on his feast day.
The Rodeo: Patristic catenae

No new entries this month.

The Foreign Exchange Tent: Translations and Summaries

No new entries this month.

The Talmudic Tabernacle: Christianity and Judaism in the Ancient World

Well, not exactly Talmudic, but close enough. Nick Norelli on the Rightly Dividing the Truth blog defends the usefulness of Josephus for the Historical Jesus debate.

The Apocryphal Aisle: Christian Apocrypha

April DeConick on The Forbidden Gospel blog discusses whether Gnostics were heretics, attempts to categorize the various types of Gnostics, raises concerns over National Geographic's documentary on the Gabriel Stone, following up this discussion with correspondance with Israel Knohl, the person who discovered the Gabriel Stone and announces the Codex Judas papers book has been published by Brill.

That is it for the month of November. Just as a heads-up, I will be writing a blog piece on the future of the Carnival (whose load is becoming crushing at this point in my life) and this blog in the next few days. Stay tuned for that discussion.