Read Patristics Next Week

The Pappas Patristic Institute
Annual Summer Patristic Studies Program
July 30 – August 4, 2017
Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology,
Brookline, Massachusetts

This summer’s faculty (tragically mono-gendered, but good men, for all that…) and their course offerings include:

1. Wealth and Poverty in the Patristic Tradition, taught by Brian Matz, Fontbonne University
2. The Ascending Pilgrimage: The Spiritual Life according to Irenaeus of Lyons, taught by Don Springer, McMasters Divinity School
3. Reading Scripture with the Fathers, taught by Bruce Beck, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology
4. Economia and Ecology: The Church Fathers on the Creation, taught by David Goodin, McGill University
5. Virtues and Vices in the Eastern and Western Fathers, taught by Kevin Clarke, Ave Maria University

This is a unique opportunity to study and discuss classic Patristic texts through small group-study brief faculty lectures.  The intended audience for the program includes theology and religious studies students at the masters and undergraduate levels, clergy, interested lay people, and undergraduates with an interest in learning more about the Church Fathers.  Doctoral-level students are also encouraged to participate, or to apply for teaching fellowships.

“If you are interested in attending, please fill out the web registration form here. Please send any questions about the program to Dr. Bruce Beck at Registration fees are not due until the beginning of the program, July 30. Please register online even if you have already indicated that you plan to come.”


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Refugee Tales 2

Worth. Reading.

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On the road to Whitby

Walking toward Whitby Abbey from the south; photo by SR Holman

See Whitby Abbey (that dark square in the distance) a little more clearly here.
Learn about Hilda of Whitby
Read more on Hilda by author Ray Simpson

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Practice makes Purpose

learn more about this new book by C. Paul Schroeder

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Book note: Law, religion, health, in the U.S.

coming soon, based on a 2015 conference at Harvard Law School:


book launch
September 27, 2017
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On being and living

What can mean more to the Word than thinking beings, since their very existence is an act of supreme goodness? (Gregory of Nazianzus, Or. 28.11)

Living is not a private affair of the individual. Living is what we do with God’s time, what we do with God’s world. (Abraham Joshua Heschel)

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BU Graduate Conference on Religion and Health

abstract deadline: July 21, 2017
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