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
Membership & Subscriptions
Subscription to the Journal of Early Christian Studies is included with your membership. *Student Discount Available
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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.
Announcement and Call for Papers:
The Tenth Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in Patristic Studies (March 6 -8, 2014)
At Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts
The Stephen and Catherine Pappas Patristic Institute of the Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology is pleased to announce its tenth annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Student Conference in Patristic Studies on March 6-8, 2014. The purpose of the conference is to bring graduate students together from the fields of Patristic Studies, Historical Theology, and the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity in a collaborative and theological setting to hear and discuss peer research. The conference will begin on Thursday, March 6, at 5:00 p.m., and ends with dinner on Saturday, March 10.
The Art and Religions in Antiquity program unit of the Society of Biblical Literature is sponsoring three sessions at the 2014 annual meeting, including 2 OPEN SESSIONS.
We welcome proposals on the art and material culture of any ancient religious tradition and encourage papers that address the use of art and material culture in service of religion. For our two OPEN SESSIONS, the Art and Religions of Antiquity section especially seeks paper proposals that address the following topics – but all proposals will be considered: 1) Art and Ritual: For this session we seek papers that address the role of art and material culture as it relates to ritual practice. Papers that treat the ritual handling of art; art in ritual spaces; rituals depicted in art; ritual as art are most welcome. 2) Art and Death: For this session, we seek papers that address the role of art and material culture as it relates to death. Papers that treat memorial practice or art in funerary contexts will be most welcome. Check out the call and submission info at www.sbl-site.org
The Faculty of Divinity, West Road, Cambridge, invites applications for a University Lectureship in Patristics (Grade 9, £37,756- £47,787). Candidates, whose research specialism may be in any field of Patristic thought and culture to the end of the first millennium, should have a doctorate in the field and will be expected to undertake teaching and research in Patristics.
Candidates should be able to take up the post on 1 October 2014. The appointment will be subject to five years’ probation.
To apply online for this vacancy and to view further information about the role, please visit the University’s Job Opportunities Webpage at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/2883/.
There you will need to click on the ‘Apply online’ button and register an account with the University’s Web Recruitment System (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.
Further particulars are available from the Administrative Officer in the Faculty of Divinity (tel: (01223) 763002; e-mail: email@example.com), and on the Faculty website, where additional information on the Faculty is available: http://www.divinity.cam.ac.uk/ . Enquiries about the post can also be addressed to him. Applications should be sent via the on line system to the Administrative Officer (details as above) by 17 February 2014.
Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a covering letter TOGETHER WITH a full list of research publications, a statement of how you would expect to develop your teaching and research within the Faculty of Divinity, and, if available one recent published research article, in the Upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents which have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.
Please quote reference 02460 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.
The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.
The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.
2014 Call for Papers: This year, the SBL Apostolic Fathers program unit especially invites papers reflecting the theme of “Women as Wives, Widows, Leaders, Legends, Mothers, and Martyrs” in the Apostolic Fathers and Other Early Christian Literature.
Papers may address these topics through historical, literary, theological, ethical, or socio-cultural lenses.
Secondarily, the program unit also welcomes other papers that focus upon any early Christian text(s) up to the year 250 (thus including but not being limited to the so-called “Apostolic Fathers”).
Paper proposals, which are due February 4, 2014, require an abstract of 300 words or less.
Only SBL members may submit and present papers.
For more information, please see http://www.sbl-site.org/meetings/Congresses_CallForPaperDetails.aspx?MeetingId=24&VolunteerUnitId=559