Monday, 2 September 2013

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Patristics, ed. by KEN PARRY

The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to
Patristics  Forthcoming!

Edited by KEN PARRY
Draft table of contents


1. The Nature and Scope of Patristics - Ken Parry (Australia)

PART I: Collecting the Fathers:

2. Byzantine Florilegia - Alexander Alexakis (Greece)

3. Modern Patrologies - Angelo Di Berardino (Italy)

PART II: Studies in Reception History I:

Individual Fathers

4. Irenaeus of Lyons - Denis Minns (Australia)

5. Clement of Alexandria - Piotr Ashwin-Siejkowski (UK)

6. Origen of Alexandria - Mark Edwards (UK)

7. Athanasius of Alexandria - David Gwynn (UK)

8. Ephraim of Nisibis - Andrew Palmer (Netherlands)

9. John Chrysostom - Wendy Mayer (USA)

10. Augustine of Hippo - Kazuhiko Demura (Japan)

11. Cyril of Alexandria - Hans van Loon (Netherlands)

12. Shenoute of Atripe - Janet Timbie (USA)

13. Nestorius of Antioch - George Bevan (Canada)

14. Dionysius the Areopagite - István Perczel (Hungary)

15. Severus of Antioch - Youhanna Yousif (Australia)

16. Gregory the Great - Bronwen Neil (Australia)

17. Maximus the Confessor - Andrew Louth (UK)

18. John of Damascus - Vassili Adrahtas (Australia)

19. Gregory of Narek - Abraham Terian (USA)

20. Symeon the New Theologian - H. J. M. Turner (UK)

21. Gregory Palamas - Marcus Plested (UK)

PART III: Studies in Reception History II:

Collective Fathers

22. The Apostolic Fathers - Symeon Paschalidis (Greece)

23. The Cappadocian Fathers - H. Ashley Hall (USA)

24. The Desert Fathers and Mothers - John Chryssavgis (USA)

25. The Iconophile Fathers - Vladimir Baranov (Russia)

PART IV: Studies in the Fathers:

26. Scripture and the Fathers - Paul Blowers (USA)

27. Hagiography of the Fathers - Stephanos Efthymiadis (Cyprus)

28. Liturgies of the Fathers - Hugh Wybrew (UK)

29. The Fathers and Church Councils - Richard Price (UK)

30. Scholasticism and the Fathers - James Ginther (USA)

31. The Fathers and the Reformation - Irena Backus (Switzerland)

32. The Fathers in Arabic - Rifaat Ebied (Australia)

33. The Greek of the Fathers - Klaas Bentein (Belgium)

34. The Latin of the Fathers - Carolinne White (UK)

35. Reimagining Patristics - Kim Haines-Eitzen (USA)


This comprehensive volume brings together a team of distinguished scholars to create a wide-ranging introduction to patristic authors and their contributions to not only theology and spirituality, but to philosophy, ecclesiology, linguistics, hagiography, liturgics, homiletics, iconology, and other fields.

Challenges accepted definitions of patristics and the patristic period – in particular questioning the Western framework in which the field has traditionally been constructed

Includes the work of authors who wrote in languages other than Latin and Greek, including those within the Coptic, Armenian, Syriac, and Arabic Christian traditions

Examines the reception history of prominent as well as lesser-known figures, debating the role of each, and exploring why many have undergone periods of revived interest

Offers synthetic accounts of a number of topics central to patristic studies, including scripture, scholasticism, and the Reformation

Demonstrates the continuing role of these writings in enriching and inspiring our understanding of Christianity

About the editor

Ken Parry is Senior Research Fellow in the Department of Ancient History at Macquarie University, Australia. He is editor of The Blackwell Companion to Eastern Christianity (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007), and The Blackwell Dictionary of Eastern Christianity (Wiley-Blackwell, 1999), and has contributed to numerous books and journals on Byzantine Christianity and the Christian East. He is also the founding editor of the series Texts and Studies in Eastern Christianity.

Publication details

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c.576 pages Publication date: 2015

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