In this perspective, patristics
is fundamentally a speculative and constructive endeavor that retrieves the insights and doctrinal formulations of early Christian literature and puts them at the disposal of the systematic theologian (171).
It begins with a careful analysis of Marion's use of patristic
sources, demonstrating that though he has an impressive knowledge of the original works, he tends to conflate thinkers into a single generic patristic
Edwards finds evidence for the Hebrew Gospel in some seventy-five attestations by two dozen patristic
authors from the first through the ninth centuries C.
The largest section on patristics
, however, is reserved for doctrinal analysis of the Lord's Supper.
Finally, Clark outlines a series of examples of how poststructuralist theory--in particular, applying Spiegel's "social logic"--can inform the study of patristics
(from questions of authorship to ideology and gender).
The collection was particularly rich in tracts and theological works pertaining to the Catholic Counter-Reformation flowing from the Council of Trent (1545-63) as well as the Latin and Greek patristics
favored in Counter-Reformation Europe.
Vladimir's Seminary, for reasons of inner policy and administration, Archbishop Michael, of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, a close friend of Florovsky from their earlier meetings in London, invited him to be Professor of Patristics
and Dogmatic Theology at Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology in Brookline, Massachusetts.
Someone knowingly distancing himself from the patristic
context, or alien to the "patristic
faith", cannot be a patristics
There are, these days, formidable difficulties in presenting the patristic
period to classes of students.
This is a superlative work and one that should particularly inform those who teach biblical studies, patristics
Everett Ferguson, a distinguished scholar in residence at Abilene Christian University, is a patristics
scholar equipped with a knowledge of the requisite languages for this study: Hebrew, Greek, Latin, and even German and French.
Because of its traditionally theological and philological biases, Clark posits, patristics
did not experience the "linguistic turn" undergone by other (or more) human sciences by the 1960s.
The claim by Massimo Salani, a Catholic theologian who teaches patristics
at a theological seminary in Pisa, and religious studies in a catering school, to the effect that the "Protestant cultural model" was responsible for the fast food culture, attracted world-wide attention.
There are two pieces on Dionysius the Areopagite, both given at a Master-theme at the Eleventh Patristics
Conference in Oxford in 1991.
Tomson, Professor of New Testament and Patristics
at the University of Brussels, describes the New Testament narratives of Jesus' trial and execution as pro-Roman in tone; it was the priestly leaders, the Sadducees, who condemned Jesus and took him to Pilate.