Theodore is was the Bishop of Mopsuestia in the late 4th and early 5th centuries, a town in the vicinity of Antioch. He was a fellow student of the much more famous Chrysostom. He is a good representative of the interpretive method that Antioch is known for, more historical/grammatical/literal and less allegorical like their Alexandrian counterparts. He is (in)famous for his association with Nestorianism. Nestorianism’s namesake, Nestorius, was his pupil and became Archbishop of Constantinople in the year Theodore died. It was after Theodore’s death that Nestorius was condemned and Theodore with him.
So I was planning on starting to blog about Theophilus of Antioch, but that will wait. At the end of the week I received a request for comment about a bit of Greek from Epiphanius’ Panarion. Figured I would share about that.
So, what has been going on guys? Things have been rather quiet around here. I don’t expect anyone to still be around...but hi anyway! Now begins the obligitory “I have not blogged in like forever” post.
For the last several Sundays I have been taking our adult morning study group through a survey of early Christianity. It has been a lot of fun. Also, I know there are some out there in the ether that are listening to the recordings, so I've been meaning to post the readings (and discussion questions when I have them)...and here they are (or were), including the readings I'm taking the group through this Sunday. I hope someone finds this beneficial.
This week has been very busy. There are, of course, the usual culprits like work and family. This week was a bit different because of an event we had tonight at church.
Just saw this post over at The Way of the Fathers blog All of Migne? Not quite. But I'm glad to see it online.
Thanks for pointing it out, Mike.
Delphi, classically famous home of an oracle to Apollo, is a sight to see in person. A few weeks ago my wife and I spent a few hours there. Since we were already tired from hiking in Meteora and it was rather warm, the trek wasn’t particularly easy. But the ruins…the ruins were awesome.
Fantastic catch at one of the Half Price Books near work today. Spent way too much money though. Of those I got, the following four are the ones I am most looking forward to reading:
Today I finished up Mark 13 in the adult Sunday School class. We’ve been on the chapter for several weeks now and we’ve covered a lot of interesting material, but it is time to move on. It has actually seemed longer than it has actually taken because of something that is key to understanding Mark 13, and this is that Mark 13 is just a thematic continuation of both chapters 11 and 12.