This post is part of an ongoing series on the history of communion. The Medieval Church During the medieval period, the Church began to use a common liturgy for Eucharistic celebration, with prescribed texts and traditions for services and practice. Some differences emerged between the Eastern and Western branches of Christianity, differences which were formalizedContinue reading “A Brief History of Communion: Medieval Christianity”
This episode kicks off the second semester of the Church Debates series with some preliminary remarks, an overview of the Reformation and post-Reformation periods to be covered, and takes a look at some important theological points from Anselm and Aquinas.
This episode of the Church Debates series reflects on the question of How Christians Should Spread the Gospel by examining the spread of Christianity in the medieval period.
This post is the final contribution to the series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. As Fraz Stuhlhofer notes, one important aspect of considering scriptural citations in early Christian literature is to consult the findings of previous studies, especially those involving scripture registers. Accordingly, I have offered a summary of the major scriptureContinue reading “SSP: A Comparison of Patrician Scripture Registers”
This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Aland, Kurt and Barbara Aland. The Text of the New Testament: An Introduction to the Critical Editions and to the Theory and Practice of Modern Textual Criticism, Second Edition. Translated by Erroll F. Rhodes. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1989. Bieler,Continue reading “The Scriptures of Saint Patrick: Bibliography”
This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. This (lengthy) study has argued that a contextualized approach to the historical Patrick requires extensive study of his Biblical text. To these ends this study has examined the context, influence, and shape of the Biblical text in Patrick’s Confessio.
This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Before summarizing the findings of this comparison, I must note the necessarily tentative nature of the following conclusions and the need for additional comparative work on this topic. This study has examined but six examples of Patrick’s work; givenContinue reading “SSP: Findings on the Form of Patrick’s Bible”
This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Confessio 55 & Psalm 54:22 Patrick O’Loughlin (168) ‘Cast your burden on God, and he will sustain you.’ Bieler (88) & Conneely (48) Jacta cogitatum tuum in Deum et ipse te enutriet. Psalm 54:22 Continue reading “SSP: Confessio 55 and Psalm 54”
This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Confessio 40 & Matthew 28:19-20 Patrick O’Loughlin (161) ‘Go therefore,’ now, ‘and teach all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe allContinue reading “SSP: Confessio 40 and Matthew 28”
This post is part of an ongoing series on the Scriptures of Saint Patrick of Ireland. Confessio 25 & Romans 8:26 Patrick O’Loughlin (154) ‘Likewise the Spirit helps the weakness of our prayers; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with ineffable sighsContinue reading “SSP: Confessio 25 and Romans 8”