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Patristics Carnival XXXV: Pentecost Edition!

Patristics Carnival XXXII

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.

Roger Pearse has a series of posts on Severian of Gabala, a theological adversary of John Chrysostom, including motives for studying him, a list of works, and some translations.

And last, Will McDavid shares a beautiful reflection on the Resurrection.

Gnostics and other Heretics

Aeon Byte Gnostic Radio has an interview with a contemporary Christian Gnostic.  Larry Hurtado weighs in on the fragment of Jesus’ wife.  Jeff Marx muses on the errors of Gnosticism.

Seumas MacDonald challenges us to reconsider how we label heresies.

Theological Graffiti writes on Justo Gonzalez and Christological heresies.  He continues with a two-part series on an “Open, Unitive, and Liberative Christology”: one and two.

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!

Five Days until Patristics Carnival XXXV!

Hi everyone!

My fellow blogger Rod at Political Jesus has asked me to volunteer to host Patristics Carnival XXXV.  It will be up June 8 for Pentecost — so please get your posts in to me by June 7 so I can include them!  To get an idea of the content, check out Patristics Carnival XXXIV.

The rules are the same as always:

Any blog entry dealing with an aspect of Patristics included, but not limited
to textual studies of a patristic writer, translations of the patristic
writer, historical research on the patristic period, reflections on the
connections of the Church Fathers to today, influence of patristic authors in
theological writing (I’m sure there are more categories possible, so, the
rule is submit or ask and we’ll figure it out as we go).

In this carnival, posts on historical theology prior to the Catholic and Protestant Reformations, articles on these topics, new developments and news, book reviews will all be eligible for this carnival.

To submit nominations for the carnival, place a comment on this post (the reminder for submissions) or email me at JDHOMRIGHAUSEN [at] GMAIL.COM.

In the meantime, pray for me as I go into finals next week in my hopelessly long quarter-system academic year!