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2018 Meeting of the North American Patristics Society
24.05.2018 - 26.05.2018 
Hyatt Regency Chicago - Chicago
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2018 Meeting of the North American Patristics Society

May 24-26, 2018, at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago

Thursday May 24th

10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Exhibits Open

9:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Digital Humanities
Pre-Conference Workshops [please pre-register]:
A) Introduction to Text Editing with Syriac Corpus
B) Digital Humanities in the Classroom
ReMeDHe Pedagogy Pre-Conference Workshop: Publishing on topics related to Religion, Medicine, Disability, Health and Healing in Late Antiquity

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Lunch (on your own)

1:30 – 3:10 pm
Session 1: Panels 1A-1J

3:10 – 3:30 pm
Afternoon Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:10 pm
Session 2: Panels 2A-2J

5:10 – 7:30pm
Dinner Break (on your own)
5:30-6:30 pm
Graduate Student Networking Reception

7:30 – 8:30 pm
Session 3: Plenary Lecture
Aaron Johnson
The New Apologists

8:30 – 10:30 pm
Dessert Reception

Friday May 25th

7:30 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 8:45 am JECS Business Meeting

8:00 – 8:45 am Graduate Student Caucus Meeting

9:00 – 10:40 am
Session 4: Panels 4A-4J

10:40 – 11:00 am
Morning Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Session 5: NAPS Presidential
D. Jeffrey Bingham
Reading the Second Century: Interpretations Ancient and Modern

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Lunch (on your own)

1:30 – 3:10 pm
Session 6: Panels 6A-6J

3:10 – 3:30 pm
Afternoon Coffee Break

3:30 – 5:10 pm
Session 7: Panels 7A-7J

5:15 – 6:30 pm
Sessions 8 & 9:
Session 8: Instrumenta Studiorum
(5:15–5:30 pm)
Session 9: NAPS Business Meeting (5:30-6:30 pm)

7:30 – 9:30 pm:
Banquet Buffet
After Dinner Presentation:
Patristics Lite: NAPS Memes and Emotions, Vol. 1

Saturday May 26th

7:30 – 9:00 am Continental Breakfast

9:00 – 10:40 am
Session 10: Panels 10A-10J

10:40 – 11:00 am
Morning Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Session 11: Plenary Lecture:
Elizabeth DePalma Digeser
Crisis as Opportunity: Urban Renewal and Christianization in Constantine’s Gaul

12:00 – 1:30 pm
Lunch (on your own)

1:30 – 3:10 pm
Session 12: Panels 12A-12J

3:10 – 3:30 pm
Afternoon Coffee Break

Session 1: THURSDAY MAY 24th, 1:30 - 3:10 pm – Panels 1A - 1J

1A Scriptural Figures in Early Christianity
Chair: Joel Kalvesmaki, Dumbarton Oaks
 Cavan Concannon, Charlatan or Flatterer?: Defending Paul’s Ethnicity in Late Antiquity
 David Eastman, Conflicting Stories and the Deaths of Peter and Paul
 Evangeline Kozitza, Notes on Zachariah's Tablet: Luke 1:63 and Early Christian Literary Culture
 Michael Motia, Three Ways to Imitate Paul in Late Antiquity

1B Augustin of Hippo I
 Chair: Jennifer Hunter, Northern Arizona University Roberto De La Noval, Take Up and Read (Again): Biography, Exegesis, and the Unity of Augustine’s Confessions
 Julia Kelto Lillis, Augustine on Minds, Bodies, and Violence: Virginal Status in the City of God
 Erika Kidd, What Child Is This? How Augustine Learns to Speak
 Nicholas Krause, Production, Distribution, and the Aesthetics of Creation in Augustine

1C Ad Fontes Armeniacos
Chair: Jesse Siragan Arlen, University of California at Los Angeles
 Jesse Siragan Arlen, Mourning with Tears in Armenian Christianity from the Fifth to Tenth Centuries
 S. Peter Cowe, Contending Models of Masculinity in Fifth, to Sixth, Century Armenia: the Pagan Parthian Aristocratic Ethos versus the new Christian Ascetic Ideal
 Ani Honarchian, The Rhetoric of Empire: The Battle of Avarayr and the Armenian Sources

1D Irenaeus of Lyons
Chair: Lewis Ayres, Durham University
 Stephen Presley, Rhetorical Illustrations of Theological Coherence in Irenaeus of Lyons
 Michel René Barnes, “My Lord and My God!”: Exegesis, Doctrine and Theological Grammar in Irenaeus’ Trinitarian Discourse
 Anthony Briggman, Divine Infinity According to Irenaeus
 Devin White, Jesus at Fifty: Recapitulation in Against Heresies 2.22.4, 6 and Mekhilta de, Rabbi Ishmael

1E Buildings and their Purposes
Chair: Dawn Lavalle Norman, Australian Catholic University
 Iskandar Bcheiry, Shedding Light on the Identity and History of the Monastic Complext of ṢIR BANĪ YĀS/UAE
 Andras Handl, Christian or not Christian? Mapping the Presence of Christians in the Catacombs of Priscilla.
 Blake Jurgens, Shower Scenes, Sex Magic, and Scandalous Spirits: Christian Interactions with the Demonic at the Public Bathhouse
 Alexander Perkins, Stage Fright: Tertullian, the Actor, and the Anxieties of Roman Masculinity

1F Alexandrian Thinkers
 Chair: Brian Burns, Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary
 Alexander Miller, Image and Likeness in Cyril of Alexandria's Liturgical Anthropology
 Gregg Schwendner, A New Edition of the Last Known Quire of Didymus’ Lectures on Psalms: PsT 26:10–29:1, 36:1–3
 Tarmo Toom, Appealing to the Creed: Cyril and Theodore
 Shawn Wilhite, “Was It Not the ‘Only Begotten’ that was Speaking Long Ago”: Cyril of Alexandria’s Christological Exegesis in the Commentary on Hebrews

1G Monks and their Clients
Chair: Michail Kitsos, University of Michigan
 Sean Moberg, Barsanuphius, John, and the Medical Treatment of the Soul
 Dana Robinson, Social Spaces of Monastic Labor
 Joshua Schachterle, Alone Together: John Cassian and the Formation of Early Monastic Subjectivity
 Anthony Sciubba, Mediators between Man and God: Monastic Mediation in the Deserts of Late Antiquity

1H 1H Syriac Christianity I
Chair: Yifat Monnickendam, Tel Aviv University
 Chris De Wet, Old Age in the Discourses of Philoxenus of Mabbug
 Susan Harvey, Training the Women's Choirs in Ancient Syriac Christianity
 David Kiger, Ephrem the Syrian on the Holy Spirit in Genesis, Reconsidered
 Erin Walsh, The Daughter of Ham Speaks: Slavery in the Poetry of Narsai

1I Theorizing Gendered Violence
 Chair: Christopher Frilingos, Michigan State University
 Tara Baldrick-Morrone, Gendered Violence in Early and Late Antique Christian Texts on Abortion
 Jennifer Barry, Fantasy, Violence, and the Suffering Self
 Jennifer Collins-Elliott, Rape without Consent?: An Alternative Approach to Sexual Violence in Literature
 Christine Luckritz Marquis, Better Off Dead?: Divine Violence and the "Discovery" of Cross-Dressing Ascetics

1J Constructive Historical Theology: God's Power and Virtue in Early Latin Social Teaching
Chair: Jason Gehrke, Valparaiso Univerity
 Thomas Humphries, Ph.D., The Love of God, Augustine’s Trinitarian Theology in the Pelagian Controversy
 Daniel Lloyd, Ph.D., A Model of Subordinationist Social Trinitarianism
 Jason M. Gehrke, Ph.D., Christus Exemplar: Divine and Human Virtue in Cyprian and Lactantius
 Michael Novak, Ph.D., Social Trinitarianism and Historical Theology: an Unpatristic Postscript

Session 2: THURSDAY MAY 24th, 3:30 - 5:10 pm – Panels 2A - 2J

2A The Cappadocians and Fourth-Century Theology Chair: Joseph Trigg, Rector, Christ Church, LaPlata MD (Retired)
 Bogdan Bucur, A Blind Spot in the Study of Fourth-Century Christian Theology: The Christological Exegesis of Theophanies
 Nathan Howard, The Epistolary Agōn in the Cappadocian Fathers
 Morwenna Ludlow, Understanding the Cappadocians as a Literary Workshop
 Adam Rasmussen, "Breathing Together": Basil of Caesarea on Synodality

2B Chalcedon Reconsidered
Chair:Zachary Keith, The Catholic University of America
 Christopher Beeley, Chalcedon in Context
 Brian E. Daley, The Reception of Chalcedon: Was There Ever a “Neo, Chalcedonian” Christology?
 Joshua Lollar, The Concept of Phantasia in Maximus the Confessor

2C Religion, Medicine, Disability, Health and Healing in Late Antiquity (ReMeDHe)
Chair:Mark Anderson, California State University San Bernardino
 Candace Buckner-Double, Blindness: Race, Disability, and Conversion in the Life of Aaron
 Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen, Marketing the Martyr: A Tale of Two Stephens
 Myrick Shinall, Basil's Hospital and the Conflation of Poverty and Illness
 Shulamit Shinnar, Leprosy, the Etiology of Illness, and Late Antique Rabbinic Public Health Practices: Discourse on Skin Afflictions in Leviticus Rabbah

2D North African Christianity
Chair: Alex Fogleman, Baylor University
 Bradley Daugherty, The Geography of the Schism of North African Christianity: A Spatial Analysis Approach
 Megan DeVore, Domina Soror? Dynamics of Greco, Roman Benefaction in an Early Christian Martyrdom Account
 Edwina Murphy, Like Angels in Heaven: Cyprian, Sex, and Celibacy
 David Riggs, The Acta Gallonii: Assessing the Significance of a Recently Discovered North African Martyr Act from the Great Persecution

2E In the Eye of the Animal: Zoological Imagination in Early Christianity
Chair: Georgia Frank, Colgate University
 Virginia Burrus
 C.M. Chin
 Blake Leyerle
 Patricia Cox Miller

2F Rethinking "Alexandria and Antioch"
Chair: Peter Martens, St. Louis University
 Laura Locke Estes, Lost in Translation: Early Versions of Daniel and Its Christian Interpretations
 Peter Martens, Rehabilitating "Alexandria and Antioch": Toward a New Construct
 Tracy Russell, Bodies, Bark, or Mortality: Early Christian Interpretive Approaches to the Garments of Skin in Genesis 3:21
 Anna Williams, Christological Interpretations of the Old Testament? Psalm 8 in Early Christian Exegesis

2G Jewish Thought, and Early Christians
Chair:Allison Ralph, Independent Scholar
 Andrew Jacobs, Ad religionis lucem de tenebris superstitionis: Jewish Converts under Christian Law
 Jared Jones, Justin Martyr and Jewish Messianic Exegesis: Polemic and Appropriation
 Michael Rosenberg, Divisive Holidays: Calendar Disputes, Authority, and Legal Diversity in Eusebius and the Mishnah
 Sheldon Steen, “A witness whom the Jews regard with the highest trust”: John Chrysostom’s Weaponization of Josephus

2H Early Christian Buildings and Ceremonies
Chair:Ashley Purpura, Purdue University
 Nathan Dennis, Baptizing Virgil: The Early Christian Baptistery at Djémila and the Making of a Pagan Saint
 Mary Farag, Festivals for the Consecration of Churches in Late Antiquity
 Robin Jensen, Baptism as a Pilgrimage Practice: Case Studies from Carthage
 David Wilhite, Who is the Good Shepherd? Answers from Early African Sources

2I Augustine of Hippo II
Chair: Ian Gerdon, University of Notre Dame
 Matthew Drever, Loving the Neighbor in Christ, in the Late Augustine
 Matthew Elia, Humility, Power, and the Forma Servi: On the Politics of Augustine’s Slave Christology
 Charles Kim, Opportuno tempore, ex tempore est: Augustine’s Rhetorical Explanation of Time in Sermo 187
 Joseph T. Lienhard, S.J., Augustine, Questions on the Heptateuch: What a Translator Learns

2J Speech Ethics in the Fathers I
Chair: Jonathan Yates, Villanova University
 Lisa Driver, Ἠ λογικὴ παίδευσις: Asterius of Amaseia on Speech Formation and Martyrs
 Brian Matz, γλῶσσαν οὐδεὶς δαμάσαι: Mapping speech ethics in Gregory of Nazianzus
 Stephen Presley

Session 4: FRIDAY MAY 26th, 9:00 - 10:40 am – Panels 4A - 4J

4A Irenaeus and Tradition
Chair: Rebecca Rine, Grove City College
 Khaled Anatolios, Remembering History Forever: Historical Memory and Deification in Irenaeus
 Awet Andemicael, Recapping Freedom: The Anthropological Implications of Irenaeus’ Marian Recapitulation
 Ky Heinze, The Devil's Rights in Context
 Matthew Kemp, “When You Say It Anew, Say Nothing New:” Tradition and Doctrinal Development in the Early Church

4B Augustine of Hippo III
Chair: Shane Owens, The Catholic University of America
 Rick Brumback, When Augustine “Lost”: The Bishop’s Debate with Maximinus
 Marianne Djuth, Augustine on the Philosophy of Miracles
 Shane Owens, Images of the Bishop in Augustine's Contra Faustum and Sermons on John's Gospel
 Adam Ployd, Tempora Martyrum: The Rhetoric of the Past in Augustine's Preaching on Martyrdom

4C Syriac Christianity II
Chair:Dina Boero, College of New Jersey
 Kathleen Gibbons, The Astrology of Bardaisan of Edessa
 Ellen Muehlberger, Casting the Future: John Rufus' Plerophoriae and the Creation of a Non, Chalcedonian Church
 Columba Stewart, Re-situating Aphrahat’s Demonstrations and the Book of Steps in the Ascetic Landscape of Late Antique Mesopotamia: Marcionites, Manichaeans, and Other Conversation Partners
 John Zaleski, The Anonymous Commentary on the Gnostic Trilogy: A New Source for the Syriac Reception of Evagrius of Pontus

4D Egyptian Ascetcism
 Chair: Sean Moberg, The Catholic University of America Daniel Becerra, Angelic Benefaction in the Egyptian Ascetic Tradition
 Stephen Davis, Anastasia, Thecla, and Friends: Archaeological Evidence for the Women’s Monastery in the Shenoutean Federation
 Rebecca Krawiec, Besa and the Women of the White Monastery
 Janet Timbie, Rhetoric by Proxy: From Paul to Shenoute*

Chair: Chris Len De Wet, Universty of South Africa
 Anne Kreps, Who Knew Healthcare Could Be So Complicated? Ancient Medicine and the Formation of Christian Heresy
 Helen Rhee, Christian Paideia: The Therapeia for Greek Madness in Theodoret of Cyrrhus
 Ulrich Volp, Steps of Mourning and the Intelligence of Emotions: Observations on Fourth, Century Christian Funeral Orations
 Jessica Wright, Animal Models for the Human Brain: Negotiating Comparative Anatomy in Arguments for Divine Providence

4F Gregory of Nyssa, and Gregory Thaumaturgus
Chair: Charles Cosgrove, Garrett, Evangelical Theological Seminary
 Maria Dasios, Like Magic: ψυχαγωγία in a Late Ancient Martyr Homily by Gregory of Nyssa
 Allison Gray, Passing Notes and Throwing Rocks: Paideia and Divine Power in the Life of Gregory Thaumaturgus
 Monica Keith, The Audience of Gregory of Nyssa’s Homilies on the Song of Songs
 Eric Meyer, Inhuman Indignities: Gregory of Nyssa on Animality and Enslavement

4G Prudentius and the Later Latin Tradition
Chair: Christopher Beeley, Yale University
 Nicolas De Maeyer, Grace, Free Will and Predestination in Anglo, Saxon England: An Analysis of the Venerable Bede’s Biblical Commentaries from the Perspective of His Patristic Sources
 Kathleen Kirsch, Innovating the Carmen Triumphale: Prudentius’ Retractatio of Ambrose and Hilary in Peristephanon 1
 Joshua McManaway, As Close as the East is to the West: Alcuin of York's use of John Cassian's De Incarnatione in his "anti, Nestorian" Polemics
 Laura Roesch, "A Fine Spray of Blood": Prudentius' Landscapes of Violence

4H Christian Manuscripts, Jewish Texts? Biblical Pseudepigrapha in Late Antiquity
Chair: Blossom Stefaniw, University of Halle
 Christopher Brenna, Joseph and Aseneth, Jewish and Christian: The Scholarly Particularization of a Late Antique Text
 Jill Hicks-Keeton, Baptizing Aseneth: Beyond “Provenance” in the Study of Biblical Pseudepigrapha in Antiquity
 Liv Ingeborg Lied, Imagining and Re-imagining 2 Baruch: Syriac Christian Manuscripts, Ancient Jewish Text?
 Gregory Robbins, Echoes of Maccabees in Eusebius of Caesarea

4I Gregory of Nazianzus: Poet, Theologian, Philosopher Chair: Alex Poulos, The Catholic University of America
 Alex Poulos, Gregory of Nazianzus and the Tradition of Didactic Poetry
 James McDonald, The Hymn and the Agon: The Internal Unity of Carm.1.2.1
 Thomas Kuhn, Treichel, Strategies for Creating Credibility in Gregory Nazianzen’s Autobiographical Poems

4J Debating Religious Identity in Contested Spaces: Donatist and Catholic Exegetical Tactics
Chair: Laura Lysen, Baylor University
 Alden Bass, Between Donatus and the Devil: Readings of Ezekiel's Prince of Tyre in Fourth, Century North Africa
 Joseph Grabau, Augustine's Anti, Donatist Notions of Redemption and Atonement: Biblical Sources, Social Contexts, and Theological Implications
 Jesse Hoover, Decoding the Donatist Capitula
 Jane Merdinger, Exegesis and Polemics: Vituperative Tactics at Donatist Councils in the Late Fourth Century

Session 6: FRIDAY MAY 25th, 1:30 - 3:10 pm – Panels 6A - 6J

6A Foucault, the Fathers and the Self
Chair: Ellen Muhlberger, University of Michigan
 Elizabeth Clark, Foucault's Augustine
 Niki Clements, Technologies of the Ascetic Self: Reconsidering Foucault via Cassian
 Ryan Savage, The Food Of Belonging: The Role Of The Eucharist In Proto, Orthodoxy In The Early Second Century
 Zachary Smith, Contextualizing Cassian: A Challenge to Foucault’s View of Obedience in Monasticism

6B Augustine of Hippo IV
Chair: Rebecca Falcasantos, Florida State University
 Patout Burns, Jr., “The Bishops Sit on the Chair of Moses:” Augustine’s Advice to Christians on Receiving the Teaching of Their Clergy.
 Coleman Ford, "The Gospel Terrifies Me:" Augustine's Vision for Pastoral Virtue in His Sermones ad populum
 Brian Gronewoller, Augustine's Utilization of Rhetorical Economy in His Doctrine of Creation
 Kenneth Wilson, Augustine's Conversion from Traditional Free Choice to "Non, free Free Will"

6C Cities and Institutions
Chair: Blake Leyerle, University of Notre Dame
 Elizabeth Digeser, From Irenaeus to Constantine: The Topography of Christianity in Gaul
 Paul Russell, The Novatianists as Patrons of the Nicene Community in Constantinople during the ‘Arian Ascendancy, Especially. from 364 to 379
 Michele Salzman, Aristocrats and Bishops in Rome: the Papacy of Felix III (483, 492)
 Colin Whiting, The Relationship between the Quae gesta sunt and the Libellus Precum

6D Greek Monasticism
Chair: David Eastman, Ohio Wesleyan University
 Thomas Cattoi, Hagiographical and Christological Themes in the Iambic Compositions of Theodore the Studite
 Michael Champion, Passions for Learning in Early Asceticism
 Mark Roosien, Becoming a Prophet of Disaster: Earthquakes and Identity Construction through Hymnography in the Life of Symeon Stylites the Younger
 Becky Walker, More than One Kind of Monk: Reconciling Chrysostom's Seemingly Contradictory Statements on Monasticism in His Antiochene Works

6E Latin Christianity
Chair: Mark Randall James, Hunter College & Fordham University
 Daniel Caner, A Forgotten Meaning of Early Christian Philanthropy
 Charles Meeks, Innovation versus Tradition: the Baptismal Confession as Polemical Device in Hilary of Poitiers
 Allison Ralph, “Their Speech Spreads Like a Canker” versus “A Little Yeast Leavens a Whole Loaf “
 Stuart Squires, The Priscillian Roots of Pelagianism

6F Discussion of Theodore De Bruyn, Making Amulets Christian
Chair: Dr Sophie Lunn, Rockliffe, University of Cambridge Panelists
 Georgia Frank
 Eirini Afentoulidou
 Sophie Lunn, Rockliffe
 Joseph Sanzo

6G Politics, Pedagogy and the Profession
Chair: Kristi Upson, Saia, Occidental College
Christine Luckritz Marquis

6H Themes in Gregory of Nazianzus
Chair: Monica Keith, The Catholic University of American
 Brendan Harris, Theosis and Angelomorphic Humanity i
Gregory Nazianzen’s Or.38.11 and the Poemata Arcana
 Andrew Hayes, The Father of Glory: Disputing Gregory Nazianzen’s Reading of Eph. 1.17 in Syriac
 Joel Kalvesmaki, Evagrius of Pontus and Gregory of Nazianzus: A New Proposal
 Sarah Wear, Metastoicheiōsis in Greogry and Cyril

6I Origen and Other Exegetes
Chair: Columba Stewart, St. John's University
 Miriam DeCock, The Spiritual Pay, Off of Searching the Scriptures: The Notion of the Bible’s Usefulness in the Thought of Origen and Chrysostom
 Gerardo Rodríguez-Galarza, Philo of Alexandria's Transformation of Stoic Impressions
 Matthew Thomas, Prove It Some Other Time: Origen on Paul’s Authorship of Hebrews
 Arthur Urbano, Jesus’ Dazzling Robes: Origen’s Sartorial Poetics in his Exegesis of the Transfiguration

6J Organizing Knowledge in Late Antiquity I
Chair: Janet Timbie, The Catholic University of America
 Dina Boero, Putting the Local Holy Man in Order: Narrative Organization in the Vatican Manuscript of the Syriac Life of Symeon the Stylite
 Virginia Burrus, The Ancient Typewriter: Toward a Theory of Christian Writing
 Warren Campbell, From Jewish “Counter, History” to Ecclesial “Orthodoxy”: Theorizing the Function of the Epistula Clementis in the Material History of the Pseudo, Clementine Literature
 Tim Denecker, Origo et fundamentum liberalium litterarum: Cassiodorus and Isidore of Seville on the Role and Organization of Grammatical Knowledge

Session 7: FRIDAY MAY 26th, 3:30 - 5:10 pm – Panels 7A - 7J

7A Organizing Knowledge in Late Antiquity II
Chair: Niki Clements, Rice University
 Philip Forness, Shaping the Interpretation of Texts through Synodal Acts
 Blake Hartung, The Collection and Transmission of Liturgical Poetry in Late Antiquity: Ephrem, Romanos, and Yannai
 Mark Letteney, Nicene Creed to Theodosian Code: Christian Epistemology in Theodosian Book Culture
 Benjamin Overcash, Archives and the Ancient Schoolroom: “Pagan” Literature in Christian Schooltexts from Late Roman Egypt

7B Augustine of Hippo V
Chair: Rick Brumback, Freed-Hardeman University
 Gregory Cruess, Preaching the Fourfold Gospel: Augustine's Exegetical Method in the Sermones ad populum
 Robert McFadden, Becoming a Ciceronian Christian: Monica in Augustine's Cassiciacum Dialogues
 Philip Porter, Inheriting Wittgenstein's Augustine: A Grammatical Exploration of the Two Verba
 Marcin Wysocki, “Why, then, should we despair of reaching an agreement?” (Aug. Ep. 108, 5). Hope or Hopelessness for the Reconciliation of Heretics – A Study of Latin Letters of the Fourth and Fifth Centuries

7C Thinking Beyond Boundaries in Late Ancient Christianity Chair: Todd Berzon, Bowdoin College
 Matthew Chalmers, Beyond Boundaries: Epiphanius, On Gems, and an Alt, History of the Samaritans
 Jae Han, From Borders to Borderlands: Christians in Manichaean Territory
 Carly Maris, Were Christians Paraded on Aurelian's Roman Triumph? Networks and Ethnicity on the Eastern Border
 M. Tong, Heirs to the Problem: Circumcision, Pauline Genetics, and the Borderline between Judaism and Christianity

7D Gregory of Nyssa's In diem natalem salvatoris: Translation and Theology
Chair: Andrew Radde-Gallwitz, University of Notre Dame
 Maria Doerfler, Gregory and the Children: Rhetoric and Theodicy in In diem natalem
 Margaret M. Mitchell, A Duet of Two Trumpets
 J. Warren Smith, Akolouthia and Soteriology in In diem natalem salvatoris
 Andrew Radde-Gallwitz, Christmas in Cappadocia, 386: Gregory’s Rewritten Christology

7E Animals in Early Christianity
Chair: Susan Harvey, Brown University
 Blake Leyerle, Tertullian's Chameleon
 Jason Scully, Redemption for the Serpent: The Reception History of Serpent Material from Latin Physiologus

7F Themes in Gregory of Nyssa
Chair: Elizabeth Clark, Duke University, Emerita
 Paul Blowers, The Passion of Grief in Gregory of Nyssa: Revisiting a Scholarly Debate
 Emily Cain, Porous Bodies and the Seal of Prayer in Gregory of Nyssa
 Zachary Keith, Erōs and Desire in Configuration to Christ
 Michael Petrin, Variety in Gregory of Nyssa’s Teaching on Salvation

7G New Research on Cyril of Alexandria's Contra Julianum Chair: Michael Champion, Australian Catholic University
 Brad Boswell, Polemics and Paideia: Cyril of Alexandria against Julian the Apostate
 Matthew R. Crawford, The Influence of Eusebius’ Chronicle on the Anti, Pagan Treatises of Augustine of Hippo and Cyril of Alexandria
 Marie Odile Boulnois, Cyril of Alexandria reading Porphyry
 Aaron Johnson, Cyril and the Defense of the Cult of Martyrs

7H Early Christians and Incarceration
Chair: Sonja Anderson, Carleton College
 Mark Anderson, “In the Prison of the Hospital”: Incarceration in Early Christian Charitable Institutions
 Matthew Larsen, Condemnation to the Mines as Carceral Practice
 Tina Shepardson, Letters from a Byzantine Jail: Sixth, Century Miaphysite Christians on their Incarceration for Christ

7I Pre, Dissertation Research Workshops
Chair: Blake Hartung, St. Louis University
 Wade Casey, Asceticism, Ethics, and the Process of Beautification in Maximos the Confessor
 Michael Ennis, Theologically, Motivated Paraphrase in Ephrem’s Genesis Commentary: the Joseph Story
 Joshua Gibb, The Hermeneutical Key in Tertullian's Polemic
 Samuel Johnson, The Figure of Christ in Luke’s Infancy Narrative
 Annemarie Leitner, Which Phoenix is the Elder? Re, examining Two Related Phoenix Poems
 Laura Locke Estes, Transforming Christian Anti, Jewish Polemic in the Early Islamic Period
 Zach Lycans, The Candle and Its Radiance: Biblical Markers in C. Ar. 3.1, 25
 Mark Mariani, Bucking the Allegorist Tradition: Toward an Integration of the Senses in Origen’s Commentary on the Song of Songs
 Grayden McCashen, The Source of Irenaeus's Imago Dei Theology

7J Earlier Christian Writers
Chair: Mark Roosien, University of Notre Dame
 Jeremiah Bailey, The Curious Case of Clement and the Canon: The Rise and Slow Decline of 1 Clement's Canonicity
 Micah Miller, Origen's Pneumatology and Its Indebtedness to Clement of Alexandria
 Thomas Schmidt, The Statue of “Hippolytus” as Baptismal Bride of Christ
 Geoffrey Smith, Identifying Justin's "Valentinians"

Session 10: SATURDAY MAY 26th, 9:00 - 10:40 am – Panels 10A - 10J

10A Augustine of Hippo VI
Chair: Shane Owen, The Catholic University of America
 Jason BeDuhn, If Not a Pelagian, Then a Manichee: Augustine and Julian’s Debate over Original Sin and Grace
 Amy Hughes, Dialogue as Theological Method in Gregory of Nyssa and Augustine
 Thomas Scheck, The Relation of Chromatius of Aquileia's Doctrine of Grace to That of Pelagius and Augustine
 Mark Weedman, Marius Victorinus’ Influence on Augustine and Latin Pro-Nicene Trinitarian Theology?

10B Maximus the Confessor
Chair: Joshua Lollar, University of Kansas
 Sotiris Mitralexis, Terminological Challenges in Maximus the Confessor’s Q.Thal. 59
 Daniel Opperwall, Will, Ascesis, and Love in Maximus the Confessor's Centuries on Love
 Jordan Wood, Stoic Cosmology in Maximus the Confessor

10C The Christian Life according to Ambrose and Augustine Chair: David Hunter, University of Kentucky
 Thomas Clemmons, Ambrose’s De paradiso and De Isaac and Augustine’s De Genesi contra Manichaeos
 Brian Dunkle, “To Earn the Holy Spirit”: An Ambrosian Verse in Augustine’s On Nature and Grace
 Matthew W. Knotts, Ambrose's Understanding of Divine Incorporeality (ca. 385 CE)
 David Voprada, From the Visible to the Unseen: Ambrose's Exegesis of the Psalms

10D Organizing Knowledge in Late Antiquity III
Chair: Philip Rousseau, The Catholic University of America
 Andrew Riggsby, Learning the Language of God
 Eric Scherbenske, The Library of Caesarea and Institutional Memorialization in Late Ancient Christianity
 Blossom Stefaniw, Reorganizing Knowledge, Reorganizing Time: Christian Grammar in the Tura Papyri
 Nicholas Wagner, Restoring the Link between Biblical Texts and Their Commentaries: Marginalia as Hermeneutical Keys
 James Walters, Syriac Biblical Manuscripts as Archives of Preservation

10E Reflections on the Cambridge Companion to the Council of Nicaea
Chair: Young Richard Kim, Onassis Foundation USA
 Participants: H. A. Drake
 Paul Gavrilyuk
 Rebecca Lyman
 David Maldonado Rivera
 Kelley Spoerl
 Daniel Williams

10F Erasing Memory in Early Latin Christianity
Chair: Wendy Mayer, Australian Lutheran College
 Ryan Strickler, “We Must Pass Over the Persons in Silence”: Damnatio Memoriae in the Disputatio cum Pyrrho Attributed to Maximus the Confessor
 Naoki Kamimura, Augustine and the Quest for Peace in the Community of Roman North Africa
 Bronwen Neil, Papal Letters and Community Memory: Pope Hormisdas (514–23) on What Not to Read in the Sixth Century
 Jimmy Chan, “Emotional Wellness in Augustine and Stoicism”

10G Quid Est Veritas?
Chair: Thomas Clemmons, The Catholic University of America
 Pablo Irizar, Image(s), Imagination and the Image of God in Augustine’s Early Works
 Eetu Manninen, The Varied senses of knowledge in Augustine’s Early Works
 Makiko Sato, Falsehood in Augustine’s Early Works

10H The Newly, Discovered Psalms Homilies of Origen: Sacred Geography in His Last Work
Chair: Robin Darling Young, The Catholic University of America
 Mark Randall James, "Christ Speaks in Me:" Origen on Deification as Linguistic Formation
 Samuel Pomeroy, The Distribution of the Stars: Israel, Church, and Eschatology in Origen’s HPs XV and LXXIII
 John Solheid, Origen and the Psalms: Bible and Prayer in Elite and Sub, Elite Early Christian Textual Communities
 Joseph Trigg, The Holy Land in Origen's Homilies on the Psalms

10I Ascent to the Divine
Chair: Michael Petrin, University of Notre Dame
 Despina D. Prassas, Evagrius and the Re, ascent of the Nous to Union with God
 Jonathan L. Zecher, Views from Sinai's Slopes: Dogmatic Theology on the Path of Spiritual Ascent According to John Klimakos
 Don W. Springer, Imaged Ascent: Irenaeus on the Restoration of Humanity’s Potential for Union with God

10J Speech Ethics of the Fathers II
Chair: Brian Matz, Fontbonne University
 Allan Fitzgerald, Ambrose: Truth and Delight
 Jonathan Yates, Ut non simus homines: Augustine’s Exhortations against Lying in his Sermones ad Populum
 Brian Dunkle, Response to the Session Papers

Session 12: SATURDAY MAY 26th, 1:30 - 3:10 pm – Panels 12A - 12J

12A Scripture in the Second Century
Chair: James Walters, Rochester College
 D. Jeffrey Bingham, Irenaeus and John's Apocalypse
 Clayton N. Jefford, Scripture in the Apostolic Fathers: Reincarnation of the Didache
 Paul Hartog, Reproach and Respect for Unburied Bodies: Uncovering Echoes of Psalm 79 within Jewish and Christian Martyr Texts
 David Hionides, Irenaeus’s Use of Genesis 3:15: Satan’s Authorship of Evil and Humanity’s Free Will

12B Overlapping Religious Discourses
Chair: John Zaleski, Harvard University
 Yifat Monnickendam, Levirate Marriage: Roman Law in Biblical Attire
 Mark Shaffer, Two-Virtue Canon in Eusebius' Ecclesiastical History
 Stephen Shoemaker, Anastasius of Sinai and the Beginnings of Islam

12C Power and Performance
Chair: Dana Robinson, Creighton University
 Rebecca Falcasantos, Mutilation and Extra, Lethal Violence in Late Antique Historiography
 Allan Georgia, Power and Performance: The Roman Triumphal Ritual in Early Christian Literature
 Ellen Scully, The Barrier between Humans and Death: Christ’s Representative Humanity in Athanasius
 Hajnalka Tamas, The Hagiography of Late Antique Sirmium Revisited

12D The Demonic and Its Environment
Chair: David J. DeVore, California State Polytechnic University, Palmona
 Carson Bay, Magic and Miracles, Zombies and Demons: Pseudo, Hegesippus and the Supernatural in Late Antiquity
 David DeVore, Demon Possession and Roman Justice: Explaining Eusebius, Ecclesiastical History 8.4.2
 Katie Kleinkopf, A Crisis of Categorization: Ascetics, Demons, and the Destabilization of Materiality
 Travis Proctor, Rethinking Nature, the “Human,” and the Christian Body amid the Evil Ecosystems of Early Christianity

12E Pre-Dissertation Research Workshop
Chair: Virginia Burrus, Syracuse University
 Corine Milad, Freedom of the Will in Augustine's Ad Simplicianum and Confessions 8
 Heather Penner, Leprosy, Necrosis and Pus in Late Ancient Literature: The Impact of Christianization on Medicine
 Justin Powell, Ethics and Heresy in the first three centuries
 Richard Rush, Sanctity and Intercession as Seen in the Epitaph of Sidonius Apollinaris
 Ryan Scruggs, A Gift Freely Given: Irenaeus on Creatio ex Nihilo
 Corey Stephan, Integrated Selves in the Image of the Trinity: The Mundicordes in Book 8 of St. Augustine’s De Trinitate
 Rota Stone, Intergroup Relations in the Bible and Early Jewish and Christian Interpretations
 Nathan Tilley, Erotic Virgins: Psychagogy and Traces of Platonic Writing in Methodius’s Symposium
 James White, The Visio Dei according to Saint Irenaeus of Lyons

12F Augustine's Sacramental Vision
Chair: Elizabeth Klein, The Augustine Institute
 Douglas Finn, Between Sacrament and Example: Stephen and Paul in Augustine’s Preaching on the Nascent Church
 Ty Monroe, Sacramental Efficacy in Augustine’s Developing Soteriology, ca. 392–401
 Veronica Roberts, Church as City of God? Exploring the Political Implications of Augustine’s Sacramental Worldview
 Augustine Reisenauer, Sacramentality and Exemplarity of Christ’s Death and Resurrection in Augustine’s De Trinitate

12G Evagrius the Scholiast
Chair: Carle Vennerstrom, The Catholic University of America
 Ian Gerdon, The Community of Knowledge in Evagrius’s Scholia on Proverbs
 Stuart Parsons, The Ascetic Sub, Structure of Evagrius’ Scholia on Proverbs
 Respondent: Stephen Davis, Arabic Evagriana: Three Works in Imitation of Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs, and Proverbs

12H Nag Hammadi and Gnostic Studies
Chair: Susan L. Graham
 David Litwa, The Curse of the Creator
 Steven Payne, The Tripartite Tractate and the Speculative Afterlife of the Ancient Democracy Assembly

12I Eve and Her Daughters
Chair: Erin Walsh, Duke University
 Jennifer Freeman, Nutrix Omnium: Early Christian Conceptions of Eve
 Dawn LaValle Norman, The Role of Women in Late Ancient Dialogues

12J Doctrinal Reconsiderations
Chair: Robert McFadden, University of Notre Dame
 Andrew Hofer, Pre-Chalcedonian Scholasticization?
 Jacob Lollar, Archives Between Mythology and Historiography: British Library Add. 14,644 and the Construction of History among Syriac Christians
 Michael Simmons, "The Apologetic Function of Arnobius, Adversus Nationes VII.44, 47: Greco, Roman Religious & Philosophical Contexts"

Source : North American Patristics Society


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