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Welcome to the website of the North American Patristics Society! NAPS promotes the study of late antiquity and early Christianity primarily through our journal and annual meeting.  For further information about our activities and membership in the society, follow the links in the column to the left. The 2013 annual meeting will take place in Chicago from May 22 to 24, 2014. We hope that you will join us. For further details about the meeting or instructions for proposing papers, see the section of this website titled Call for Papers (to be updated soon). I look forward to seeing you in May.

Robin M. Jensen, 2013-2014 President of NAPS

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Subscription to the Journal of Early Christian Studies is included with your membership. *Student Discount Available

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  • The Institute for Augustinian Studies at Villanova University invites applications for the Thomas F. Martin Saint Augustine Fellowship for the Fall 2015 semester.

    Each Fall semester Villanova University invites a scholar both to engage in his/her own research and to make it available to the university community by participating in varied conversations – with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.

    Responsibilities of the recipient of the Thomas F. Martin Saint Augustine Fellowship include collaboration with students and faculty on matters that concern the understanding and communication of Augustinian ideas and ideals. That requires some availability for informal conversations (office hours); leading 2 seminars with faculty and/or graduate students, giving a public lecture on a topic relating to present research; and participation in the work-in-progress of the Augustinian Institute.

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  • The Augustinian Institute at Villanova University invites applications for the Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellowship for the Spring 2016 semester. Each spring semester Villanova University invites a scholar both to engage in his/her own research and to make it available to the university community by participating in varied conversations: with faculty, graduate and undergraduate students.

    Responsibilities of the recipient of the Patricia H. Imbesi Saint Augustine Fellowship include availability for informal conversations (i. e., office hours), leading 2 seminars with faculty and/or graduate students, giving a public lecture on a topic relating to present research, and participation in the work-in-progress of the Augustinian Institute.

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  • The Canadian Society of Patristic Studies (CSPS) would like to invite any members of NAPS who are not planning to attend the XVII. International Conference on Patristic Studies in Oxford, August 2015, to consider participating in the CSPS’s annual meeting this coming May 31-June 2, 2015, at the University of Ottawa in the Nation’s Capital, Ottawa, Ontario. CSPS meets every year in conjunction with the Congress of Humanities and Social Sciences in various locations around Canada.
    We welcome papers by senior and junior scholars as well as graduate students on any topic in patristic studies. Our society is small and cordial, and we traditionally gather together for a dinner at a local restaurant. The Call For Papers is listed below:

    The Canadian Society of Patristic Studies will hold its annual meeting at the University of Ottawa, May 31-June 2, 2015, under the auspices of Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences. Papers are presented in English or French; time for presentation and discussion is 30 minutes. Papers on any theme relevant to patristic studies are invited. The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences encourages papers exploring the topic of this year’s Congress, “Capital Ideas,” but we welcome submissions on any topic relevant to our field. Proposed titles, an abstract of approximately 100 words, and an indication of audio-visual requirements and accessibility requirements should be submitted by 31 January 2015 by email to the programme coordinator, Theodore de Bruyn (tdebruyn@uottawa.ca). Please write “CSPS Proposal” in the subject line of your email.

    Also, CSPS is participating again this year in a Joint Session with the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies on the Christian Apocrypha, organized by Tony Burke and Tim Pettipiece.

    The theme for the session this year is Re-write, Re-use and Recycle: Transformations in the Writing of Christian Apocrypha. We are looking for papers that examine the transformation of Christian and non-Christian texts and traditions into apocryphal Christian texts – such as the Christianization of Jewish Pseudepigrapha, the Gnosticization of Jewish and Greco-Roman texts into gnostic Christian texts, elaborations and harmonizations of canonical Christian texts, and other possibilities. We welcome also papers that do not fit this theme. The session will be mounted if there are sufficient proposals (at least five). For further information on the session, contact Tim Pettipiece (tpettipi@gmail.com) or Tony Burke (tburke@yorku.ca).

    Looking forward to seeing many of you in Ottawa, even if you also go to Oxford in August!
    Yours,
    Robert Kitchen, President
    Canadian Society of Patristic Studies
    robertardellekitchen@gmail.com
    Knox-Metropolitan United Church
    2340 Victoria Avenue
    Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 0S6

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  • The T&T Clark Companion to Augustine and Modern Theology is both a theological companion to the study of Augustine, and a resource for thinking about Augustine’s importance in modern theology. Each of the essays brings Augustinian depth to a broad range of contemporary theological concerns. The volume unveils cutting-edge Augustinian scholarship for a new generation and at the same time enables readers to see the timely significance of Augustine for today. Each of the essays not only introduces readers to key themes in the Augustinian corpus but also provides readers with fresh interpretations that are fully conversant with the theological problems facing the church in our world today. Designed as both a guide for students and a reference point for scholars, it will seek both to outline the frameworks of key Augustinian debates while at all times pushing forward fresh interpretative strategies concerning his thought.

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