Graduate Student Publications and Presentations, 2008-2009


Gavril Andreicut. “Augustine of Hippo: The Keys of the Anti-Donatist Controversy” (Presented at the NAPS national meeting, Chicago, IL, May 22, 2009; Session: Cyprian, Donatism, Augustine).

Gavril Andreicut. “The Church-State Relationship during the First Two Centuries: Two Main Practical Alternatives” (Presented at Pappas Patristic meeting, Pappas Patristic Institute of Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Boston, MA, March 21, 2009).

Gavril Andreicut. “Tertullian’s Adversus Judaeos: Why and How God’s Promises to Israel Passed to the Christians” (Presented at the SBL regional meeting, Bourbonnais, IL, February 14, 2009; Program Unit: Early Christianity/Patristics).

Gretchen M. Baumgardt. "Reframing the Issues: An Ecofeminist Political Theology" (Presented at the College Theology Society Fifty-fifth Annual Convention, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, May 30, 2009; Session: Mysticism and Politics).

Wesley Scott Biddy. "Analogical Perichoresis and Mrs. Dalloway," presented at the 2008 South Atlantic Modern Language Association convention.

Jeremy W. Blackwood. “Sanctifying Grace, Elevation, and the Fifth Level: Further Developments within Lonergan Studies” (Presented at The 24th Annual Fallon Memorial Lonergan Symposium, Loyola Marymount University, April 2009).

Thomas J. Bridges.“Death and Christology (after the death of) God.” The Other Journal 12, April, 2009.

Thomas J. Bridges. “Beyond Secular Liberalism, Theological Traditionalism, and Incomplete Pragmatism: A Milbankian Engagement with Jeffrey Stout’s Democracy and Tradition.” Paper presented at the Paul B. Henry Institute Biannual Symposium on Religion and Politics, Grand Rapids, MI, April 24, 2009.

Thomas J. Bridges. Review of Paul J. DeHart, Trial of the Witnesses: The Rise and Decline of Postliberal Theology, Wesleyan Theological Journal, Volume 44 (Spring 2009): 256-259.

Thomas J. Bridges. “Christology After God: Christianity and the Rise of Secularism.” Paper presented at the Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Meeting, Anderson, IN, March 6, 2009.

Thomas J. Bridges. Review of Stanley Hauerwas, The State of the University: Academic Knowledges and the Knowledge of God, Wesleyan Theological Journal, Volume 43 No. 2 (Fall 2008): 216-219.

Thomas J. Bridges. “The Victory of Perverted Reason: Kataphasis, Synergism, and Sin applied to Commerce.” Paper presented the Wesleyan Theological Society, Annual Meeting, Durham, NC, March 14, 2008.

Anthony Briggman.  "Measuring Justin's Approach to the Spirit: Trinitarian Conviction and Binitarian Orientation."  Vigiliae Christianae 63.2 (2009).

Anthony Briggman. “Reevaluating Angelomorphism in Irenaeus: The Case of Proof 10,” North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, May 22, 2009.
Anthony Briggman. “Irenaeus’ Wisdom Pneumatology: An Amalgam of Jewish and Hellenistic Thought,” Jewish Roots of Eastern Christian Mysticism Seminar, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 23, 2009.

Anthony Briggman.  "Binitarianism in Justin Martyr: The Exposition of Isaiah 11 and 1 Corinthians 12."  Paper presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, November 24, 2008.

Megan K. DeFranza. “The Transformation of Deception: Understanding the Portrait of Eve in the Apocalypse of Abraham, Chapter 23,” Priscilla Papers 23:2 (Spring 2009): 22-28.

Dragos A. Giulea. “Apprehending 'Demonstrations' from the First Principle: Clement of Alexandria's Phenomenology of Faith,” The Journal of Religion 89:2 (2009) 187-213.

Dragos A. Giulea. “Melito, This New Enoch, the Divine Scribe: Typological Interpretation as Revelation of the Divine Mysteries in Peri Pascha,” in Vahan Hovhanessian (ed.), Exegesis and Hermeneutics in the Churches of the East: Select Papers from the SBL Meeting in San Diego, 2007 (New York: Peter Lang, 2009) 107-119, 157-162.

Dragos A. Giulea. “The Cappadocian Paschal Christology: Gregory Nazianzen and Gregory of Nyssa on the Paschal Divine Image of Christ,” Zeitschrift für antikes Christentum 12 (2009) 475-501.

Dragos A. Giulea. “Seeing Christ through Scriptures at the Paschal Celebration: Exegesis as Mystery Performance in the Paschal Writings of Melito, Pseudo-Hippolytus, and Origen,” Orientalia Christiana Periodica 74:1 (2008): 27-47.

Dragos A. Giulea. “Eating Mysteriously a Divine Body: Origen's Peri Pascha and the Jewish Tradition of the Dismembered Heavenly Body” (Presented at the SBL Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 21-25, 2008; Program Unit: Early Jewish Christian Relations).

Dragos A. Giulea. “Passover/Paschal Hermeneutics: The Allegory and Typology of Exodus 12 from Philo to Origen,” (Presented at the SBL Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, November 21-25, 2008; Program Unit: Scripture in Early Judaism and Christianity).

Dragos A. Giulea. “The Descent and Ascent of the Trinity: The Ladder-Model of the Presbyters of Asia Minor” (Presented at the Conference “The Holy Trinity in the Life of the Church,” Annual Senior Meeting at Pappas Patristic Institute, Boston, MA, October 9-11, 2008)

Geoffrey Holsclaw. Review of John Atherton, “Transfiguring Capitalism: An Inquiry into Religion and Global Change,” Evangelical Review of Society and Politics, 3, no. 1 (March, 2009).

Geoffrey Holsclaw. "Can Hermeneutics Overcome Historicism? The Ethics of Textual and Sacramental Practices," presented at The Ethics of Interpretation: From Ancient to Postmodern Times, by the Seminar on Phenomenology and Hermeneutics, Marquette University, May 14th, 2009.

Geoffrey Holsclaw. “Hegel, Augustine, and the Limits of Sittlichkeit,” presented at the 2009 Symposium on Religion and Politics, Calvin College, April 24th, 2009.

Geoffrey Holsclaw. “Discerning Fidelity: Alain Badiou Between Faith and Reason,” presented at the Midwest AAR Regional meeting, April 4th, 2009.

Mark A. Jennings. "Patronage and Rebuke in Paul's Persuasion in 2 Corinthians 8-9," Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 6 (2009): 107-27.

Mark A. Jennings. "Review of Moses Taiwo, Paul's Rhetoric in 1 Corinthians 10:29b-30," Review of Biblical Literature (2009).

Mark A. Jennings. “Patronage and Rebuke in Paul’s Persuasion in 2 Corinthians 8-9,” Presented at the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Midwest Regional Meeting, Bourbonnais, IL, February 13, 2009.

Mark A. Jennings. “The Priestly Robes of the Incarnation: The Meaning of ‘through the veil, which is his flesh’ and the Inauguration of the Eschatological Temple in Heb 10:19-20” (Presented at SBL Annual Meeting, November 22, 2008, Program Unit: Hebrews).

Jackson Lashier. Presented paper, “Fellows in an Odd Bed: Thomas Aquinas’ Appropriation of Pseudo-Dionysius in ST 1a.13,” The Fifth Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in Patristic Studies, Holy Cross School of Theology, March 2009.
Jackson Lashier. Respondent, “Healing of Irenaeus: An Initial Investigation of Its Relation to his Main Theological Outlook” by Rev. Samuel C. Park, The Fifth Annual Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in Patristic Studies, Holy Cross School of Theology, March 2009.

Jackson Lashier. Presented paper, “‘Accipio te me’: The Function of the Marriage Analogy in Johann von Staupitz’ Libellus,” Wesleyan Theological Society Annual Conference, March 2009.

Jonathan Morgan. "The Concept of Divine Light in Pseudo-Dionysius." Paper presented at the Pappas Patristic Institute graduate student conference, March 2009.

L. William Oliverio, Jr. “Paradigms and Best Accounts of our World: Can Christian Thought Learn from Philosophy of Science?” Presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Society for Pentecostal Studies, Eugene Bible College, Eugene, OR, March 2009.

Kellen Plaxco.  “Tertullian’s Use of Sacramentum: the Militia Christi in Second Century North Africa." Paper presented at the North American Patristics Society Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 23, 2009.

Jason Scully. “Angelic Pneumatology in the Egyptian Desert: The Role of the Angels and the Holy Spirit in Evagrius’ Asceticism,” North American Patristics Society, Chicago, May 2009.

Brian O. Sigmon. "According to the Brothers: First-person Narration in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Upper Midwest Region of the Society of Biblical Literature. St. Paul, Minn., March 27, 2009.

Aaron T. Smith. “God’s Self-Specification: His Being is His Electing,” Scottish Journal of Theology 62 (2009): 1-25.

Ben Suriano. "On What Could Quite Rightly Pass for a Fetish," in God is Dead and I Don’t Feel So Good Myself, (Wipf & Stock: 2009).


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