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  1. Patristic Theories of Biblical Interpretation, Cambridge University Press, 2016

    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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  2. Augustine in Context, Cambridge University Press, 2017

    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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  3. Thomas Aquinas & the Greek Fathers

    The Aquinas Center for Theological Renewal at Ave Maria University and the Thomistic Institute of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of House present “Thomas Aquinas & the Greek Fathers” at Ave Maria University in Ave Maria, Florida, on Jan. 26 and 27, 2018. Submit paper inquiries to GraduateTheology@avemaria.edu by Aug. 1, 2017. For information and to register, visit https://www.aveconferences.com/aquinas-greekfathers

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  4. Call for Papers-Prehistory of Byzantine Year Homilies & Liturgies, July 4-7, 2018

    The interdisciplinary conference “Towards the Prehistory of the Byzantine Liturgical Year Festal Homilies and Festal Liturgies in Late Antique Constantinople,” will be held at Regensburg, 4–7 July 2018. The envisaged international conference will focus the various perspectives of patristic, liturgical and Byzantine scholars on the development of the Byzantine liturgical year in the mirror of late antique homilies, and foster interdisciplinary dialogue, wherefore ample room will be provided for discussion.

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  5. Call for Papers–Conference on Humor in the Ancient World, April 20-21, 2018

    What’s So Funny? Discovering and Interpreting Humor in the Ancient World
    20-21 April 2018
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

    Humor is a ubiquitous human phenomenon with a wide range of applications. Yet, what is deemed humorous is often culturally determined. This poses a significant challenge for scholars of ancient cultures. How do we identify what an ancient culture found funny? How did they use humor, and what drove their usage?

    The purpose of this conference is to provide a forum for scholars across disciplines to discuss and debate humor and its functions in both textual and material sources across the ancient Mediterranean, from the early Near East through late antiquity. We invite papers that address the above questions, or any others, on the topic of humor in an ancient Mediterranean context.

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