1. John Chrysostom & Severian of Gabala: Homilists, Exegetes & Theologians (7-9 Nov, 2016; Leuven)

    Thanks to the scholarship of the past decades, including quite a few text-editions, Severian of Gabala is more and more emerging as homilist, theologian and biblical exegete. Though  John Chrysostom’s works have been studied much more frequently, here too significant progress has been made during the last decades. Given this situation, the time is ripe for applying a comparative perspective to the work of both authors. The influence of “Antiochene theology” on both, coupled to their being active in Constantinople together and their dialogue with the same cultural and theological context and tradition, provides enough basis to make such an endeavor promising. Besides this comparative perspective one would also hope that this conference may further the understanding of the writings and thought of both authors individually.


    January 27th, 2016 1:44 pm / Continue Reading »
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  3. Faculty Appointment in Humanities & History, IWU’s John Wesley Honors College

    Indiana Wesleyan University invites applications for a permanent, full-time, open-rank faculty appointment in humanities and history in its John Wesley Honors College (JWHC) to start in August 2016. The successful candidate must hold an earned doctorate in history or a related field (such as patristics or historical theology) and should be a promising/accomplished scholar and teacher in his or her area of specialty. Likewise, he or she should have a strong interest in participating in an interdisciplinary learning community devoted to the big questions and to the intersections of faith and liberal learning. Due to the nature and needs of the JWHC’s honors humanities curriculum, preference will be given—but not limited to—historians specializing in the ancient, medieval or early modern periods, as well as to those interested in relating their disciplinary pedagogy to questions of race, class and/or gender.

    Applicants must have an active Christian faith, a commitment to serving in an intensive Christian community of liberal learning, and a self-reflective spirit of interdisciplinary collaboration. Salary and faculty rank are dependent upon educational qualifications and experience. Applicants with an exceptionally accomplished record of teaching and scholarship may be hired as a “Senior Scholar,” a position that includes annual research loading and a generous research budget.

    Interested candidates should send a CV and letter of interest to David Riggs, Executive Director of the John Wesley Honors College (david.riggs@indwes.edu). Review of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled or the search is terminated. Do not send supplemental materials to IWU until requested. Candidates will be contacted personally with additional application instructions if needed.

    Indiana Wesleyan University is a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university affiliated with the Wesleyan Church. Further information on Indiana Wesleyan can be found at http://www.indwes.edu. Further information about IWU’s John Wesley Honors College can be found at http://www.indwes.edu/jwhc.

    Indiana Wesleyan University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse learning community of evangelical Christians from all racial and ethnic backgrounds. Women and minorities are especially encouraged to apply for this faculty appointment.


    January 22nd, 2016 10:26 am / Continue Reading »
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  5. Conference ‘Holy Hero(in)es: Literary Constructions of Heroism in Late Antique & Early Medieval Hagiography’, Ghent (Belgium), 18-20 February 2016

    The ERC research group Novel Saints (Ghent University) hosts an international conference on ‘Holy Hero(in)es: Literary Constructions of Heroism in Late Antique and Early Medieval Hagiography’ in the Koninklijke Academie voor Nederlandse Taal en Letterkunde (KANTL), Koningstraat 18, 9000 Ghent (Belgium) from Thursday 18 February to Saturday 20 February.

    Keynote lecture by prof. Stephanos Efthymiadis (Open University of Cyprus), ‘Saints and second heroes: cases and forms of an extended narrative in Byzantine hagiography’.

    The full programme is available on http://www.novelsaints.ugent.be/holy-heroines/programme. Information about transport, accommodation, and practicalities can be found on http://www.novelsaints.ugent.be/holy-heroines/.

    Online registration is now open. To register, please visit our booking page: https://www.congres.ugent.be/holyheroines2016/. There is an early birds registration fee until the 9th of January. For further queries, please contact klazina.staat@ugent.be or julie.vanpelt@ugent.be.

    Prof. dr. Koen De Temmerman
    Klazina Staat
    Julie Van Pelt​


    January 19th, 2016 9:08 am / Continue Reading »
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  7. University of Portland Instructor in Theology (non-tenure track)

    THE UNIVERSITY OF PORTLAND in the beautiful Pacific Northwest seeks a strong teacher and scholar to serve as Instructor in the Department of Theology, beginning fall 2016. Teaching load is 4/4; specialization within the field of Theology is open. The successful candidate will teach primarily lower division introductory courses in Theology and Bible with an occasional upper division course from a pastoral-theological perspective, or a course in the Department’s pastoral ministry masters’ program. Rank is open; the position is non-tenure track. The contract is annual and renewable. The candidate will display an informed commitment to the University’s Catholic and Holy Cross mission. Applicants should send a letter of interest, a statement envisioning fit for the position, curriculum vitae, and at least three references of people who will offer confidential letters of appraisal. All application files should be submitted electronically to Prof. Michael Cameron, Ph.D., Department of Theology, cameronm@up.edu. Application screening begins March 1, 2016, and continues until the position is filled. Located at 5000 N. Willamette Blvd., Portland, OR, 97203-5798, the University of Portland stands in the tradition of the Congregation of Holy Cross, and prepares ethical leaders who respond to the needs of the world and its human family. A background investigation check is required before final hiring procedures can be completed. Founded in 1901, the University of Portland is a private, comprehensive, Catholic university of 3600 students with a mission of Teaching, Faith, and Service. We are an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER striving to employ personnel at all levels who will support and enhance our educational mission and purpose. Please visit our website at https://up.hiretouch.com (keyword: theology) for more information about this position and the University.


    January 19th, 2016 9:07 am / Continue Reading »
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