Category: Lectures

SCECS Spring Lecture

On Wednesday, Jan 23 from 10:00-11:15am in Scarborough 116 the Center for Early Christian Studies at Southwestern is please to host Dr. Matt Emerson, who will deliver a paper is entitled: “‘The one who trampled hades underfoot’: A comparative... Read More »

New Lecture: Engaging a Theology of Vocation in the Early Church

This past spring, Dr. Stephen Presley delivered a lecture for The Land Center for Cultural Engagement entitled, “Engaging a Theology of Vocation in the Early Church.” In this lecture, Presley paints a picture of life in the early Christian world an... Read More »

Announcement: Lecture on Vocation in the Early Chruch

Announcement: Wednesday, April 5, Dr Presley will deliver a lecture on campus on behalf of Southwestern’s Land Center for Cultural Engagement entitled: “The Theology of Vocation in the Early Church: Reflections on Tertullian, Hippolytus, and Cypria... Read More »

Seminar on the Development of Early Catholic Christianity – April 6

On April 6, Jeff Bingham, Southwestern’s Dean of the School of Theology, and Stephen Presley, the director of the SCECS, will present a paper at the Seminar on the Development of Early Catholic Christianity entitled: “50 Years in the Second Century... Read More »

A Tour of the Church Fathers

The SCECS is only one expression of Southwestern’s commitment to the study of Early Christianity. On March 27 at 11 AM, Southwestern students can join librarians and archivists from Roberts Library for a tour of Southwestern’s archival holdings th... Read More »

Paul Hartog and The Modern Legacy of Tertullian and Lactantius on ‘Religious Liberty’

During winter break 2017, Southwestern Seminary hosted Paul Hartog of Faith Baptist Bible College and Seminary as a visiting scholar. Paul is well known for his publications in patristics, but on this occasion, he focused his research on the reception of Tertu... Read More »

Coffee and Patristics: “Why Evangelicals need Patristics” (Jeff Bingham)

In this evening conversation, Dr. Jeff Bingham describes his background in patristics and what he has learned from a career devoted to the study of the Fathers. He frames his interest in the early church within the broader contours of the growing significance ... Read More »

NAPS 2017 Annual Meeting program released

The North American Patristics Society has just released the program for the 2017 annual meeting in May. The program is now available at the NAPS website: For those interested, the registration for both conference ... Read More »