Studia Patristica Vol. XX Critica, Classica, Orientalia, by Amy Livingstone

By Amy Livingstone

Papers provided on the 10th overseas convention on Patristic reviews held in Oxford 1987 (see additionally Studia Patristica 19, 21, 22 and 23). The successive units of Studia Patristica include papers introduced on the overseas meetings on Patristic experiences, which meet for every week as soon as each 4 years in Oxford; they're held lower than the aegis of the Theology college of the college. participants of those meetings come from world wide and so much provide papers. those variety over the total box, either East and West, from the second one century to a piece at the Nachleben of the Fathers. the bulk are brief papers facing a few small and practicable element; they bring up and infrequently unravel questions on the authenticity of records, dates of occasions, and such like, and a few unveil new texts. The smaller variety of longer papers placed such concerns into context and point out wider traits. the complete displays the kingdom of Patristic scholarship and demonstrates the power and recognition of the topic.

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Such good humor from librarians and archivists across the South made the years pass agreeably if not rapidly. I owe a particular debt of gratitude to friends who read the book in manuscript and corrected numerous factual errors. Charles H. Lippy, Samuel S. , Bill J. Leonard, Lee N. Allen, Frances Hamilton, Marlene Rikard, Elizabeth Wells, Shirley Hutchens, and Earl Potts are due more gratitude than mere friendship can provide. So is Nicole Mitchell, editor in chief of The University of Alabama Press, who shepherded this project to completion.

Payne, whose remains lie nearby, was not so fortunate. Born two years before the great earthquakes began, she died in July 1828, only nineteen years old. If ordinary mortals needed any reminding, H. L. Horn's tombstone in the Clairmont Baptist Church cemetery conveyed a macabre message: "Please remember man, as you pass by, As you are now, once was I. As I am now, you must be. "5 In a way hardly comprehensible to succeeding generations, life was a perilous journey. This world was not their home.

Payne, whose remains lie nearby, was not so fortunate. Born two years before the great earthquakes began, she died in July 1828, only nineteen years old. If ordinary mortals needed any reminding, H. L. Horn's tombstone in the Clairmont Baptist Church cemetery conveyed a macabre message: "Please remember man, as you pass by, As you are now, once was I. As I am now, you must be. "5 In a way hardly comprehensible to succeeding generations, life was a perilous journey. This world was not their home.

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