What Did Deacons Do? Online Seminars, May 10-12th 2021, 9-10 AM

Zoomseminars: What Did Deacons Do?
Since 2014 the School of Theology (University of Eastern Finland) regularly organizes international and ecumenical research conferences. The proceedings of the last conference are published in Deacons and Diakonia in Early Christianity: the First Two Centuries edited by Bart J. Koet, Esko Ryökäs, and Edwina Murphy (Tübingen, 2018).

Plague, illness and death in the early Christianity - call for papers for patristic journal "Vox Patrum"

Plague, illness and death in the early Christianity - call for papers
for patristic journal "Vox Patrum"

We are still faced with the difficulties of the COVID19 pandemic and
everything that goes with it – disease, loneliness, lockdown, confusion
and death. In fact, in the history of Christianity there have been many
plagues and epidemics that have repeatedly caused confusion, destruction
and death. In the face of contemporary problems, we would like to look
at how early Christian writers, theologians, historians of the Church
and pastors referred to them, and whether and how they were reflected in
theology, in literary works, in everyday pastoral practice and in early
Christian art. We would like to find in early Christianity a model for
thinking, relating and dealing with epidemics, disease and death.
Therefore, the editors of the patristic journal "Vox Patrum", published
since 1981 by the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, Poland,
invites the researchers on Christian antiquity to submit texts on the
proposed topic.
Please submit proposals by February 15, 2021 via the website
All texts will be reviewed and published in 2021.
Details of the editorial work on the texts:
Any questions? You are kindly requested to ask:

IAPS YouTube channel

We have decided to go ahead with the creation of a YouTube channel, through which we will be able to upload or receive lectures or short courses on various topics directly related to Patristic Studies and its relevance in our contemporary world. The theme with which we will start our channel will be the following: "Soul care in the Patristic Tradition: A Legacy for the 21st Century".

Full-time tenure-track position in Latin Patristics at the Department of Theology at Marquette University

The Department of Theology at Marquette University seeks to fill a full-time tenure-track position in Latin Patristics at the rank of assistant professor, beginning in Fall 2020. Expertise in the theology of St. Augustine of Hippo is desirable. The successful candidate will possess strong research and teaching skills and a broad knowledge of Christian (especially Catholic) theology.

PhD Fellowship - KU Leuven

The Institute for Early Christian and Byzantine Studies of the Greek Department at KU Leuven is seeking a PhD candidate, to work on a research project investigating the political application of biblical exegesis at the Byzantine court of the ninth to eleventh centuries.A full version of the job description can be found on The deadline is 10 March 2019.