Patristics in Australia: current status and future potential

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The purpose of this presentation is to offer an overview of the history, development, current status, and future currents within patristics in Australia. I cover seven basic areas: 1. the location of patristics in secular or religious institutions of higher learning; 2. areas of scholarly strength; 3. trends in the discipline(s) of patristics including the endangered species of biblical languages; 4. journals and publishers devoted to patristics; 5. patristic societies and conferences; 6. funding for research activities in patristics (including opportunities for postgraduates and visiting fellows). I close with some speculations on the future of patristics in Australia, which faces economic and cultural challenges that are not unique to it alone.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPatristic Studies in the Twenty-First Century
Subtitle of host publicationproceedings of an international conference to mark the 50th anniversary of the International Association of Patristic Studies
Place of PublicationTurnhout, Belgium
PublisherBrepols Publishers
Number of pages17
ISBN (Electronic)9782503568492
ISBN (Print)9782503559193
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventPatristic Studies in the Twenty-First Century: an international conference to mark the 50th anniversary of AIEP/IAPS - Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel
Duration: 25 Jun 201327 Jun 2013


ConferencePatristic Studies in the Twenty-First Century


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