Open Call for Authors for a Handbook on Latin Patristic Sermons in Brill series A New History of the Sermon
Patristic sermons have enjoyed a particular academic interest during the last decades. Several aspects of this genre have been explored through a variety of methodologies. More than a few conferences, articles, and monographs have been devoted to this topic. In collaboration with Brill’s series, A New History of the Sermon (http://www.brill.com/publications/new-history-sermon), the Research Departments of Latin Literature (Arts Faculty) and History of Church and Theology (Theology Faculty) of the University of Leuven (Belgium) will compose a handbook on Latin Preaching in the Patristic Era: Sermons, Preachers, Audiences (working title).
In this volume we would like to bring together an up-to-date state of the art of the study of the sermons of Latin Patristic authors. The intention of this handbook is to outline the available sources, the approaches and methodologies appropriate in handling them, the research issues that arise in the study of the sermons, and to offer an overview of how these issues have been dealt with, leaving room for disagreement. The aim of this volume is not so much to compile a new narrative history, but to provide a graduate-level synthesis of debate and the state of scholarship, with balanced and general accounts. The contributions should avoid being limited to an abstract-theoretical presentation. The authors are encouraged to illustrate their overview/analysis with concrete textual examples, and if possible to add a case study/case studies. The contributions are not primarily intended for specialists, but should explain and show through examples the discussed subject for non-specialist scholars. The purpose of the volume is to allow graduate students and scholars versed in one area of the study of sermons but interested in another to find here the tools to further develop their knowledge. A provisional table of contents is added below.
The scholars who have already agreed to write a contribution for this volume include Pauline Allen, François Dolbeau, Bronwen Neil, Maureen Tilley.
Contributions should be written in English [Brill insists that the English of the contributions be thoroughly checked before submission] and be limited to ca. 7.000 words (including footnotes). The deadline for the submission of manuscripts would be 1 June 2014.
You will find the table of contents, provisional instructions, and available topics (indicated with an asterisk *), here. If you are interested in writing a contribution on one of these topics, we would like to invite you to contact us, and send us (before 1 July 2013) your CV and a short abstract of how precisely you would like to deal with the subject of the chapter of your choice (indicating also preliminary thoughts on a possible case study/possible case studies you would like to develop).
Please, do not hesitate to contact us in case you have any questions or suggestions.
If you are interested in participating in this project, please send an email to:
Dr. Anthony Dupont
Prof. Dr. Gert Partoens
Dra. Shari Boodts
Prof. Dr. Johan Leemans
Patristic Studies in Georgia
Patristic Studies in Georgia is a series founded by the Georgian Section of the International Association of Patristic Studies. Editor-in-Chief: Tina Dolidze; Editorial Board: Ketevan Bezarashvili, Guram Tevzadze, Ekvtime Kochlamazashvili, Tamar Otkhmezuri.
The purpose of the series is to provide interested readers with relevant research into Christian antiquity, especially the Fathers of the Church. The series will publish monographs, Old Georgian translations of Patristic texts, collections of scholarly works and conference proceedings. The first volume of the series, Description of Georgian Manuscripts including St. Gregory of Nyssa’s Works (Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Institute of Classical, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies, International Association of Patristic Studies. Georgian Section, v. I, Tbilisi 2009, 275 pp., with English summary at pp. 234-249) is edited by Ekvtime Kochlamazashvili and Tina Dolidze. The volume aims to describe all works by St. Gregory found in Georgian manuscripts. It includes complete bibliographical data, taking the latest research into consideration.