1. NAPS Member Awarded Grawemeyer Prize

    NAPS Member, Dr. Susan Holman, recently was awarded the Grawemeyer Prize in Religion for her recent book, Beholden: Religion, Global Health and Human Rights (OUP, 2015).

    The Grawemeyer Prize is an award of $100,000. Further details about the award may be found by clicking here.


    December 15th, 2015 3:55 pm / Continue Reading »
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  3. Memory, Mission, & Identity. Orality & the Apostolic Miracle Tradition

    This book by Brandon Walker uses social memory theory to evaluate the miracle stories of Peter and Paul in three second-century texts: canonical Acts, the Acts of Peter and the Acts of Paul. Far from negligible to the spread of early Christianity, the memory of Jesus’ miracles and those related to apostles Peter and Paul was important for establishing early Christian identity and promoting discipleship. The memory of miracles of Peter and Paul was retained and developed in an effort to promote imitation of Jesus in second-century Christian communities.

    ISBN 978-2-503-55589-8
    More info: www.brepols.net


    December 15th, 2015 2:11 pm / Continue Reading »
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  5. Conference, “The Promise of the Vatican Library”

    Hello, In May, 2016, the University of Notre Dame is hosting a conference on the holdings of the Vatican Library that will be of interest to NAPS members including sessions on Greek and Byzantine Manuscripts, Latin Philosophy and Theology, and the Christian East. Please share news about this conference with your networks.

    The conference website is: vaticanlibrary.nd.edu.

    Feel free to contact me if you have any questions. Thanks very much,

    Marianne FitzGerald


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  7. Sixth British Patristics Conference (5 – 7 September 2016) : Call for Papers

    We are delighted to announce that the call for papers and, indeed, booking for very early birds, is now open for the Sixth British Patristics conference.

    The conference will be held at the University of Birmingham from Monday 5th to Wednesday 7th September 2016.

    Proposals are invited for papers on any aspect of patristic study. We are particularly keen to receive contributions on the reception of Pauline literature or commentaries more generally. As in previous years, we expect to organise two or three thematic sessions running in parallel. Proposals should be submitted with an abstract of up to 250 words through the conference website by 30th April 2016.

    The website, with all details and forms, is available at:


    We hope to welcome you to Birmingham next year!


    December 1st, 2015 1:49 pm / Continue Reading »
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  9. Make the Words Your Own: An Early Christian Guide to the Psalms (Paraclete Press, 2014)

    The Psalms have been the prayer book of God’s people for three thousand years. But many Christians today are at a loss for how to read the Psalms, and so are largely unfamiliar with how the Psalms can teach us to pray.

    Make the Words Your Own: An Early Christian Guide to the Psalms, by Benjamin D. Wayman, recovers Athanasius’s Letter to Marcellinus to teach Christians today how to pray the psalms. This is one of the earliest surviving Christian meditations on how to pray the psalms.

    For information on purchasing the book, go to http://www.amazon.com/Make-Words-Your-Own-Christian/dp/1612614183



    December 1st, 2015 11:43 am / Continue Reading »
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