Category: Patristics

Second Century Seminar Recap – 2019

Last night the Second Century Seminar was treated to a fascinating paper on the reception of Paul in Irenaeus by Dr. Mark Goodwin of the University of Dallas. Goodwin, a New Testament scholar, is in the midst of a project on the patristic reading of Paul’... 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 »

NAPS 2017 Recap

The annual meeting of the North American Patristics Society is an excellent opportunity to make new friends, reconnect with old friends, hear interesting papers, and bring home new books. This year was even more joyous and eventful than usual. SouthwesternR... 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 »

New Book: Intertextuality in the Second Century

Southwestern faculty publish regularly, and occasionally, this site will feature announcements about their work. Recently, Brill published a volume entitled, Intertextuality in the Second Century. The volume is co-edited by Jeff Bingham, Southwestern’s D... Read More »

Announcing: The Southwestern Center for Early Christian Studies

ANNOUNCING: The Southwestern Center for Early Christian Studies (, a new center dedicated to the study of the ancient church. Southwestern Seminary has a long track record of research and publications in early Christianity, but now it... Read More »