Welcome

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 2018 annual meeting will take place in Chicago from May 24-26, 2018. We hope that you will join us. As we get closer to this event, the full program will be posted on the website.

Meanwhile, we wish everyone a wonderful year and best regards for your research endeavors.

Jeffrey Bingham, 2017-2018 President of NAPS

 

Currently NAPS is accepting submissions for presentations at our Annual Meeting in Chicago, May 24-26, 2018. The deadline for submissions has been extended to December 4, 2017. Click the link to the left for Annual Meeting and then Call for Papers for further information.

 

Contact and Mailing address for the Society:

Dr. Rick Brumback
Secretary and Treasurer, NAPS
Freed-Hardeman University
158 E. Main St.
Henderson, TN  38340
naps.sectreas@gmail.com

Membership & Subscriptions

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

Interested in having your work published in an upcoming volume? Read our Submission Guidelines.

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Call for Nominations

Now accepting nominations for two Board Members-at-large, one Student Board Member, and one Vice President/President Elect.

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News

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  • On the occasion of the 80th birthday of Sebastian P. Brock, Sankt Ignatios Theological Academy & Stockholm School of Theology, Sweden, are hosting a major conference on “The Future of Syriac Studies.” Sebastian Brock has agreed to be present and participate and it is expected that this will be a significant and memorable event for Syriac studies.

    Papers are now being invited and solicited from senior and junior scholars for a limited number of spaces in general sessions. Papers should be 20-25 minutes in order to give time for discussion, and may concern any topic in the broad range of Syriac studies. Please keep in mind that the theme of this conference focuses upon new directions and methodologies, as well as to forge new resolutions to traditional issues.

    The deadline for submittal of a title and abstract (ca. 200 words) is 1 February 2018. The conference committee will notify those whose papers have been accepted by 1 March 2018.

    During the concluding session, Sebastian Brock will be awarded the Order of Sankt Ignatios for his long and valued contribution to all matters Syriac, along with his mentorship to so many scholars. In addition to the plenary and general sessions, events of Syriac song and poetry are being planned, as well as a round-table discussion of the future of Syriac studies.

    Housing and meals will be available for all participants at the Sigtuna Conference Centre or in the close vicinity. Sigtuna is one of the oldest settlements in Sweden and is located only 20 minutes from the Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

    A registration form will be available shortly at www.sanktignatios.org.

    November 23rd, 2017 Continue Reading
  • ACU’s Institute for Religion and Critical Inquiry seeks candidates for a position in Latin literature, culture, and ideas in Late Antiquity. Candidates must have a track record of outstanding potential and demonstrated achievement and show how they could contribute to the project entitled ‘Modes of Knowing and the Ordering of Knowledge in Early Christianity’, and also develop further research projects. For further information, please see http://careers.acu.edu.au/caw/en/job/972834/research-fellow-or-senior-research-fellow-latin-christianity-in-late-antiquity. Closing date 6 Nov 2017 with the possibility of interviews at AAR/SBL.

    October 16th, 2017 Continue Reading
  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor
    Nashville, TN
    Open Date: Oct 5, 2017
    Close Date: Nov 15, 2017

    The Program in Classical and Mediterranean Studies invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position starting fall 2018.
    We seek an outstanding researcher and teacher of the ancient Greek world broadly defined. We welcome applications from scholars in related fields (history, material culture, language and literature, philosophy, religion) whose work interrogates or challenges traditional disciplinary boundaries. The successful candidate will enhance the growing, energetic community of a new program dedicated to studying and teaching the ancient world in comparative perspective across cultures, regions, and periods (https://as.vanderbilt.edu/classics/).

    Qualifications: Ph.D. in hand by August 16, 2018, teaching experience, and evidence of professional achievement. Dossiers should include a cover letter that addresses research interests, scholarship, and teaching; a curriculum vitae; three letters of recommendation, and a writing sample no more than 20 pages. Candidates should submit materials to (http://apply.interfolio.com/45661) no later than November 15, 2017.
    Vanderbilt University has a strong institutional commitment to recruiting and retaining an academically and culturally diverse community of faculty. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups, in particular, are encouraged to apply. Vanderbilt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

    October 16th, 2017 Continue Reading
  • This volume provides an assessment of Latin patristic hermeneutical theories and it consists of articles on a few selected authors who have explicitly reflected on interpretative matters at least somewhere in their works

    October 9th, 2017 Continue Reading