July 20-25, 2014.
Location: 50 Goddard Ave., Brookline, MA 02459
Developed by the Pappas Patristic Institute, this five-day program is for theology and religious studies students, including masters-level students and undergraduates, and others, including clergy and lay people, with a background in religious studies, who would like to pursue their interests in the early Church. Courses include the following:
* Grace and Free Will After Augustine, Dr. Brian Matz
* Approaches to Prayer in the Early Church, Dr. George Tsakiridis
* Reading Scripture with the Fathers: Studies in Patristic Hermeneutics, Dr. Bruce Beck
* Exploring the Ancient Baptismal Liturgies, Teva Regule
* The Problem of Evil in the Writings of the Fathers, Dr. David Goodin
* Interpretation of Hosea in the Patristic Tradition, Rev. Dr. Eugen Pentiuc
Registration and orientation are on Sunday evening, the 20th, with classes beginning Monday morning. The program is designed around small-group study of key patristic texts within thematic topics augmented by faculty lectures. Limited financial assistance is available upon request. For details visit our website, or contact Dr. Bruce Beck, Director, Pappas Patristic Institute, and Assistant Professor of New Testament Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology.