Thursday, May 10, 2007

Patristics Roundup-April 27th-May 9th, 2007

This is an unusual two-week review because those darn little patristics dogies got away from me last week. Well, okay, the real reason was that I was away with some of my students at a student conference. And I've been pretty sick. But, the conference is over and I'm getting better, so here are the offerings for the last two weeks. Enjoy!


Mike Aquilina on The Way of the Fathers blog features a report on the Armenia Sacra exhibition at the Louvre, calls attention to a discussion by Scott Hahn on the Iconclastic controversies, links on St. Athanasius including an oral reading of some of Athanasius' works, a continuation of Pope Benedict's series on Origen and more on Origen, calls attention to a audio-reading of St. John of Damascus' On Holy Images,

Will Weedon on Weedon's Blog continues his Patristic Quotes of the Day featuring St. Augustine, Augustine again, Augustine again, Augustine again,

Danny Garland on the Irish-Catholic and Dangerous blog quotes St. Gregory the Great on how we come to know the Lord and St. Irenaeus on Mary,

Daniel on the Hi-Speed Soul blog features a useful discussion on the Western and Eastern Fathers on the Trinity.

Ian on the Ruminations By the Lake blog calls our attention to an article by Prof. Michael Haykin on why we should study the fathers. Read the article here!

Matt on the Catching Meddler's blog celebrates the feast day of Athanasius with an amusing story of Athanasius as a child and Athanasius' Creed.

Mark Horne on the Mark Horne blog discusses puritans and the Church Fathers.

Michael Jensen on The Blogging Parson blog condemns the doctrine of the impassability of God; a patristic doctrine if there has ever been one.

spurgeon on The Shepherd's Scrapbook blog features a quote from Michael Haykin on patristic exegesis and follows up with a discussion of a recent Tiber-swimming evangelical and current president of the Evangelical Theological Society, James Beckworth.

bfhu from the Bread From Heaven Unlimited blog features a discussion about clerical confession and the Church Fathers.

Michael Rose on the Papa Ratzi Post calls attention to Pope Benedict's discussions of the Church Fathers since March including a link to an article reviewing these addresses.

Carl Truman on the Reformation21 blog has started a list of resources of where to start in reading the Church Fathers. He continues his discussion in his More on Patristics and Yet more on Patristics posts.

James Siemans on the East To West blog features a chapter out of Laterculus Malianus on the person of Christ.

Rick Brannon on ricoblog quotes St. Ignatius' Letter to the Ephesians and the Shepherd of Hermas.

Meanwhile, on Rick Brannon's other blog, Pastoral Epistles, he continues his series on St. Ignatius and the Pastoral Epistles in parts three, four and five.

Roger Pierce on the Thoughts on Antiquity blog announces a collaborative translation of Eusebius, discusses his attempt to read the Armenian version of Eusebius and again,

Ben Smith also on the Thoughts on Antiquity blog gives us the sixth installment on the canonical lists with his discussion of the Apostolic Constitutions.

Kyle on the Vindicated blog reflects on his reflections on St. Athanasius.

Apocryphal Corner
April DeConick on The Forbidden Gospels blog picks up on Tony Chartrand-Burke's discussion of anti-Apocrypha rhetoric and 'canonism, asks why Gnosticism is a dangerous error, discusses methodology and academic integrity, offers suggestions for further methodological study, discusses the contrast between empathy and sympathy in scholarship, discusses the Kernel Thomas , calls attention to a new article on the Gospel of Judas and continues to reflect on methodology.

Tony Chartrand-Burke on the Apocryphicity blog announces a conference on Christian Apocrypha at Tony's home university, York University, in 2007, let us know about a new section on his home page dealing with tabloid accounts of the Apocrypha and gives an interesting review of Ben Witherington's What Have they Done with Jesus?

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