Monday, April 27, 2009
I'm a little embarrassed to admit, though, that I didn't realize that Sulpicius Severus' Life of St. Martin appears to have been a pretty controversial piece and that he felt he had to defend his portrait in several letters and, later, in a set of Dialogues. The fact that we have even monks from St. Martin's own monastery who questioned Sulpicius' picture of St. Martin gives an interesting sequel to the Life and I think it may be a story, if only for completeness sake, also needs to be told.
At the same time, I've been thinking about a new direction for my translation. So, it seems only to make sense to translate these other letters and Dialogues as well as the bits out of the Chronicle which features St. Martin and maybe even Gregory of Tour's discussion of St. Martin. I still don't know what I'd do with it, but it might be an interesting project.
What do you think?
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
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 April 30th and the postings will be up in the week of May 4th.
Remember you can offer submissions on the carnival site or the dedicated e-mail (email@example.com)
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven, and going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. HIs appearence was like lightning, and his clothes were white as sonw. The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men.
The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know you are looking for Jesus, who was crucifed. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said."
From the Gospel According to Matthew 28, 1-6
Sunday, April 05, 2009
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.
Front Gate: Introductions to the Fathers
The Midway: Articles on the Fathers
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.
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!
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.