Blessed Pentecost! Welcome to Patristics Carnival XXXV!
Since the Easter edition, a plethora of patristics posts have popped up. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
A quote to set the tone, courtesy of Weedon:
And we know that the eunuch who was reading Isaiah the prophet, and did not understand what he read, was not sent by the apostle to an angel, nor was it an angel who explained to him what he did not understand, nor was he inwardly illuminated by the grace of God without the interposition of man; on the contrary, at the suggestion of God, Philip, who did understand the prophet, came to him, and sat with him, and in human words, and with a human tongue, opened to him the Scriptures. Acts 8:26 —St. Augustine, Preface to On Christian Doctrine, Par. 7
Now, let the fun begin.
An Open Orthodoxy writes about Athanasius on the Incarnation.
German for Neutestamentler dialogues with T. Michael Law on Origen.
And last, Will McDavid shares a beautiful reflection on the Resurrection.
Gnostics and other Heretics
Seumas MacDonald challenges us to reconsider how we label heresies.
From Our Patron Saint
Rod, who has rekindled this carnival and recruited me onto it, has some work of his own. Check out his thoughts on grace in Clement in Wesley, on divine apatheia in Moltmann and in the Stoics via Richard Beck.
If you Want More…
Roger Pearse’s commissioned translation of Origen on Ezekiel has just come out. And if you can get there, check out the Summer Patristic Studies Program at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology this summer.
I hope you have enjoyed this latest installment. Look forward to September for the next carnival. I hope you are having a Spirit-filled Pentecost!