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

 

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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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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

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  • Augustine in Context assesses the various contexts – historical, literary, cultural, spiritual – in which Augustine lived and worked. The essays, written by an international team of scholars especially for this volume, provide the background against which Augustine’s treatises should be read and interpreted. They are organized according to a rationale which moves from an introduction to the person (the so-called ‘personal context’) to the contexts of Augustine’s works and ideas, starting from the intellectual setting and extending to the socio-political realm. Collectively the essays highlight the embeddedness of Augustine in the world of late antiquity and the interdependence of his discourse with contemporary forms of social life. They shed new light on one of the most important figures of the western canon and facilitate a more enlightened reading of his writings.

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