By: Brian Arnold and Adam Smith

The Center for Ancient Christian Studies will release the inaugural issue of its journal on December 11—Fides et Humilitas: The Journal of the Center for Ancient Christian Studies. It will feature three journal articles, one review article, and six book reviews. Among these items, the journal will highlight an article on Cave of Treasures and its hermeneutical patterns, history of interpretation of David and Goliath, and a reading of one homily from John Chrysostom. Fides et Humilitas is an extension of the Center’s vision—provide an evangelical voice within the ancient Christian discipline.

Recent trends in biblical and theological studies have shown a significant renewal of interest in the Church Fathers and interpretive patterns. As such, one unifying theme for our first journal will highlight hermeneutical patterns of Christian and Jewish texts in ancient Christianity.

The Fathers possessed theological initiative, which they used—within the confines of orthodoxy—to establish the faith and cultivate virtue. Although some of their rich insights into Scripture have laid dormant for quite some time—particularly among Protestants, they are (thankfully!) being reawakened. As the door to the Christian past swings back open, it is important to engage this literature well; after all, this is our heritage. 

About the Author:
Brian Arnold

Dr. Brian Arnold (Ph.D., M.Div.) is Associate Professor of Theology at Phoenix Seminary. His research interests include second and third century Christianity, Greek and Latin, Wirkungsgeschichte, and Historical Theology.


About the Author:
Adam Smith

Adam Smith (M.Div.) is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. His research focuses on the Gospel of Matthew, theological interpretation of Scripture, patristic exegesis, and reception history of the Gospels.