In this intellectual context, Fedou, a Jesuit who teaches patristics
and dogmatic theology at the Centre Sevres in Paris, raises the question of the enduring relevance of patristic
studies for the church of the early twenty-first century (10).
He is particularly drawn to Christian patristics
, and above all to Dionysius the Areopagite.
It may be true, as Edwards suggests, that apart from the Gospel of Thomas there is no evidence in antiquity of a gospel composed solely of Jesus' logia, that study of the Patristics
has been neglected during the twentieth century, that there was (and in some cases, still is) a lingering bias against recognizing the Jewish origins of the Christian faith, and that the "Q" hypothesis originated during an anti-dogmatic, pro-enlightenment period in German scholarship.
7) Recently, Andrew Klager has helped to partially correct this gap by providing a systematic overview of Balthasar Hubmaier's interaction with patristic
literature; but his work is an exception and limited to one sixteenth-century theologian (as is the dissertation on Hubmaier and patristics
by Antonia Lucie Gonzalez).
He has been a visiting professor of patristics
at The Pontifical Patristics
Institute, the Augustinianum in Rome, Italy--the first non-Roman Catholic to do so.
But if Clark's ostensible aim here is to call scholars of patristics
towards theory, on another level her work here is part of a larger "crisis" in historiography more generally.
Only a patristics
specialist would be interested in dealing with Pagels' allegations.
As interest in psychology and the social sciences has replaced the study of Greek and Latin patristics
in these institutions, the Newberry has found significant opportunities to purchase, and more frequently to receive as donations, entire rare book collections en bloc.
Florovsky's interest in Patristics
dates from his days in Odessa, but he only began to studythis field seriously in 1924 when he was in Prague.
One cannot, for instance, judge Syriac, Latin or Russian patristics
from a Byzantine perspective.
Their collection of fifteen essays, many of them originally presented at the Patristics
, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference at Villanova University, "examines the political rhetoric of a number of powerful women of the Renaissance," and looks at "male rhetoric about .
It provides a good standard conspectus of current consensus - the story we all tell and retell as teachers of patristics