Author: Early Christian Studies

Interview with Brian Shelton and the Quest for the Historical Apostles

Last week we had the chance to sit down with Dr. Brian Shelton, Provost and Professor of Theology and Church History at Toccoa Falls College in northeast Georgia, to discuss his new book: Quest for the Historical Apostles: Tracing Their Lives and Legacies (Bak... Read More »


Postgraduate Student Profile: Winston Hottman

Winston entered the Ph.D. in theology program at Southwestern Seminary in spring 2018. Prior to arriving at Southwestern, he graduated from Houston Baptist University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Arts in Public Policy and Business and completed a Master of Divin... Read More »


SWBTS Doctoral Student Attends XIV International Gregory of Nyssa Colloquium

An American In Paris: SWBTS Doctoral Student Attends XIV International Gregory of Nyssa Colloquium By: Logan Koontz Thomas Jefferson once famously said, “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in history, beauty, and in the point of Life.” Jefferson’s q... Read More »


Second Century Seminar – Recap 2018

Last night around a dozen faculty and students from Southwestern gathered with others from academic institutions across North Texas for the first meeting of the Second Century Seminar (for more information about the seminar see here). The seminar was hosted at... Read More »


Historical Theology Colloquium 2018

Last week the Southwestern Center for Early Christian Studies and the Land Center for Cultural Engagement hosted a two-day colloquium on faith, work, and economics in the Early church. The conference brought together scholars in the field of early Christianity... Read More »


Second Century Seminar – Fall 2018

This fall the Second Century Seminar –also known as the Seminar on the Development of Early Catholic Christianity– will host two meetings at the University of Dallas. This seminar is one of the longest-running regional patristic seminars in the cou... Read More »


SWBTS Professors Participate in Moscow Patristics Conference

Last week two professors from Southwestern Seminary, Jeff Bingham and Stephen Presley, traveled to Moscow to participate in the Fifth International Patristic Conference of Saints Cyril and Methodius Theological Institute for Postgraduate Studies The topic of t... Read More »


Second Century Seminar – April 12 2018

The final meeting of the Second Century Seminar was held last night at the University of Dallas. Daniel Williams, Professor of Religion in Patristics and Historical Theology at Baylor University, delivered a paper entitled, “Spreading the Word: Who did the A... Read More »


Athanasius on the Image of God

By Brian Burns Every year since 1982, the English department at San Jose State University has sponsored the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. To win, an entrant must compose “the opening sentence to the worst of all possible novels”.[1] The contest is named f... Read More »


New Database on Paul and Patristics

The Faculty of Theology and Religion at the University of Oxford recently published a new database on the use of Pauline writings in the Church Fathers. The initial findings of this research project were published in The Pauline Effect: Early Christian Use of ... Read More »