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Re: Church History graduate programs

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medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture

Just a query on my own end. Are there any particular programs which have a
strong emphasis on Greek patristics(and preferably in post-patristic
Byzantine-Christian thought)?

Kevin Teo

----- Original Message -----
From: "Terrill Heaps" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Wednesday, April 06, 2005 7:50 AM
Subject: Re: [M-R] Church History graduate programs


> medieval-religion: Scholarly discussions of medieval religion and culture
>
> V. Kerry Inman wrote:
>
> > I don't have a specific place to recommend, but if she is protestant and
> > interested in church history, she should not rule out a theological
seminary.
> > Many good ones now offer a Ph.D. or Th.M. with a specialization in
church
> > history.
>
> However, for a Th.M./ S.T.M/ M.Theol., the prerequisite is an M.Div./
S.T.B./ or
> (UK) B.D.
>
> The M.Div. is ninety (90) grueling GRADUATE semester-hours.
>
> She would not be admitted to an S.T.D./ D. Theol./ Th.D./ or Ph.D.-in
Theology
> program or an Th.M./ S.T.M/ M.Theol., unless she already held an M.Div.
>
> If she looks for a Seminary or Theological faculty, she may want to look
for one
> that offers an M.A., which she could tailor to be in Ecclesiastical
History. Some
> Seminaries have a relationship with a nearby University (such as the one
that
> Union Theological Seminary has with Columbia University), or a theological
> faculty within a University, which would allow an M.A. in Ecclesiastical
History,
> perhaps done in the History Department, with lots of courses in the
> Ecclesiastical History department of the Theological Faculty, such as at
Yale
> University or Drew University or Harvard. I think a similar arrangement is
> available at Princeton.
>
> St. David's College, Lampeter (University of Wales) may be a suggestion,
too.
>
> How is her Latin and Greek? She will also need German.
>
> I just did a Telnet to the Bodleian to get the particulars on this book.
She may
> like to read it to get a taste of what could be ahead for her:
>
> AUTHOR          :Pelikan, Jaroslav Jan, 1923-
>  TITLE           :The spirit of medieval theology / by Jaroslav Pelikan
>  SUBJECT         :Theology, Doctrinal -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500
>  SERIES TITLE    :Etienne Gilson series ; 8
>  PLACE           :Toronto :
>  PUBLISHER       :Pontifical Institute of Medieval Studies,
>  DATE            :c1985
>
>  CURRENT LOCATION & COPIES HELD:
>       LIBRARY   LOCATION              SHELFMARK                   STATUS
>       ------- ------------   ---------------------------   ---------------
-----
>   1.  Bodley  BOD Bookstack  266 d.581/8
>
>
> Some other absolutely essential books to read are:
>
> Pelikan, Jaroslav The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development
> of Doctrine, Volume 1: The Emergence of the Catholic Tradition (100-600).
> 442 p. 1971 Series: (CT) The Christian Tradition: A History of the
> Development of Christian Doctrine. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)
>
> Pelikan, Jaroslav The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development
> of Doctrine, Volume 2: The Spirit of Eastern Christendom (600-1700). 358
> p. 1974 Series: (CT) The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development
> of Christian Doctrine. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)
>
> Pelikan, Jaroslav The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development of
> Doctrine, Volume 3: The Growth of Medieval Theology (600-1300).
> 364 p. 1978 Series: (CT) The Christian Tradition: A History of the
Development of
> Christian Doctrine. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)
>
> Pelikan, Jaroslav The Christian Tradition: A History of the Development
> of Doctrine, Volume 4: Reformation of Church and Dogma (1300-1700).
> 478 p. 1983 Series: (CT) The Christian Tradition: A History of the
> Development of Christian Doctrine. (Chicago: University of Chicago Press)
>
> Those books about should give her enough of an overview to see what is
what.  By
> the way, Pelikan's Volume 4 was the recipient of the Medieval Academy's
Haskins
> Medal.
>
> A good book to explicate the Eastern Church thought is:
> Byzantine Theology: Historical Trends and Doctrinal Themes, by John
Meyendorf .
> (Fordham University Press)
>
> For an EXCELLENT one-volume book of Ecclesiastical History, she should
first read
> "A History of the Christian Church," by Williston Walker, Revised by Cyril
C.
> Richardson, Wilhem Pauck, and Robert T. Handy. (New York: Scribner's). I
would
> recommend this book before she reads anything else. If she is
well-motivated, she
> could read it straight through, in a month or two. (Or three.)
>
> Of course, for the history of Christianity in American, the vade mecum
sine qua
> non is Sydney E. Ahlstrom's tour de force, "A Religious History of the
American
> People," Second Edition. Expanded by David D. Hall. (New Haven: Yale
University
> Press). 1,174pp.
>
> The two books above are so good, that I won't even loan my copies of them
to
> anybody.  (If I didn't get them back, I would lose all my marginal glosses
and
> underscorings.)
>
> Cheers,
>
> Terrill
>
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