Category: Patristics

Revisiting Robert Sider on Tertullian Research

By Joshua Gibb In 1982 Robert Sider wrote a survey of scholarship on Tertullian entitled “Approaches to Tertullian: A Study of Recent Scholarship.”[1] Although not so recent anymore, Sider’s article remains helpful and worth revisiting, especially for th... Read More »


Postgraduate Profile: Allen Bramlett

Allen entered the Ph.D. in theology program at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in the spring of 2018. Before coming to Southwestern, he received a Bachelor of Arts in Religion from Baylor University in 2012 and a Master of Divinity from George W. Tru... Read More »


Patristics Coffee hour

Tomorrow we will reconvene for our weekly patristics coffee hour. This week we will be joined by Dr. Tom Davis, who will give us an introduction and orientation to his recent volume: The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Archeology. We will meet Wednesday, Ma... Read More »


Clement of Alexandria: An Orthodox Gnostic

By Logan Koontz While several authors mused on mystical topics during the second century, there is none that had a greater impact than Clement of Alexandria. Indeed, he has been labelled by many as the “father of Christian mysticism.”[1] Unlike his contemp... Read More »


Postgraduate Profile: Mandimby Ranaivoarisoa

Mandimby is a student from the country of Madagascar. He graduated with a Master of Divinity from Southwestern in May 2017 with a double concentration in Biblical languages and church history/historical theology. He began a Ph.D. in Theology in the fall of 201... Read More »


Spring 2019 Coffee and Patristics Fellowship

Tomorrow we will start back with our weekly Coffee and Patristics gatherings. We will meet every Wednesday, 10-11am in the Naylor Student Center (except March 13th and 20th). This is a casual time for any students interested in early Christian studies to gathe... Read More »


Dr. Matthew Emerson Spring SCECS Lecture Video

For those who are interested, below is the complete recording of our recent spring lecture by Dr. Matt Emerson (see here for a summary of the lecture). Thank you to everyone who joined us and we will keep you posted about future lectures and events. 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 »


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 »