Member Updates

  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
  2. Transition to next JECS editor

    During the coming months the Journal of Early Christian Studies will be transitioning to a new editorial team.  Beginning May 1, 2015, please send new submissions to the journal to the incoming editor, Stephen Shoemaker, at  The outgoing editor, David Brakke, will continue to work with existing submissions until his term ends on June 30.
    If you have any questions or concerns about the journal, please contact either David Brakke or Stephen Shoemaker.


    April 21st, 2015 8:30 am | Continue Reading
  3. Claude Lepelley (1934-2015)

    Claude Lepelley, specialist in Late Antiquity, and especially, in St. Augustine, died Sunday, February 1. He was president of the Institut des Etudes Augustiniennes from 1987-2000 and his work on Roman Africa was published in their collection in 1979-1980, showing the vitality of north Africa at a time of the decline of the Roman Empire. He preached the Lenten conference in Notre Dame Cathedral in 2008, his last public appearance  (see et pour la vidéo: ). His funeral will be in Paris on Friday, February 6.


    February 3rd, 2015 8:46 am | Continue Reading
  4. NAPS 2015 Grants

    NAPS is once again offering grants to graduate students and early-career scholars (i.e., within 5 years of Ph.D., regardless of employment status). The deadline for applications for this year’s grants has been changed to February 16, 2015.

    Details about the grants and how to apply are available by clicking here. They are listed as #4 and #5 on that website. NAPS will not be offering the other award categories this year.

    All application materials, including reference letters, should be sent to the NAPS Secretary at Please direct eligible graduate students and your colleagues to these materials!!


    January 28th, 2015 11:00 am | Continue Reading
  5. Open Call for Authors for a Handbook on Latin Patristic Sermons

    Open Call for Authors for a  Handbook on Latin Patristic Sermons in Brill series A New History of the Sermon.

    To all who might be interested,

    Patristic sermons have enjoyed a particular academic interest during the last decades. Several aspects of this genre have been explored through a variety of methodologies. More than a few conferences, articles, and monographs have been devoted to this topic. In collaboration with Brill’s series, A New History of the Sermon (, the Research Departments of Latin Literature (Arts Faculty) and History of Church and Theology (Theology Faculty) of the University of Leuven (Belgium) will compose a handbook on Latin Preaching in the Patristic Era: Sermons, Preachers, Audiences (working title).


    May 14th, 2013 10:57 am | Continue Reading