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Origen and Augustine as Interpretive Guides

Posted on : January 28, 2019

For those interested in using the early Christians as guides for their interpretive practices, a good place to start is with the methodological reflections of Origen (c. 185–253) and Augustine (354–430). While they do not… Continue Reading

Jesus and the Spirit

Posted on : January 21, 2019

There has been no shortage of books and articles on the Holy Spirit by scholars in recent decades. It is surprising to discover, however, that this scholarship has yet to trickle down to the rank… Continue Reading

To be Dazzled by God (part 2)

Posted on : January 14, 2019

My last piece was a meditation on Victor Hugo’s description of the bishop in Les Miserables: “He did not study God; he was dazzled by Him.” There I explored how our study, done well, leads… Continue Reading

To be Dazzled by God (part 1)

Posted on : January 7, 2019

My second favorite line from Les Miserables is something Hugo writes about the bishop in the first fifty pages: “He did not study God; he was dazzled by him.” Great advice for all seminarians, theologians,… Continue Reading
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January 23, 2023

“An abba said, ‘The prophets wrote books, then came our fathers, who put them into practice. Those who came after them learnt them by heart. Then came the present generation, who …

January 23, 2023

“An abba said, ‘The prophets wrote books, then came our fathers, who put them into practice. Those who came after them learnt them by heart. Then came the present generation, who …

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December 16, 2022

AFTE is now accepting scholarship applications for 2023. Applications and required supporting materials are due in the AFTE office no …

July 1, 2022

A Foundation for Theological Education (AFTE) John Wesley Fellowships have been awarded to six doctoral students. The John Wesley Fellows …