Looking to enhance your Greek reading skills? Want an opportunity to dive into some post-NT literature? Interested in knowing more about the life and theology of Ignatius of Antioch? 

Join us this summer for a Greek reading course in the Letters of Ignatius. The James P. Boyce Centennial Library exists to serve the research and training needs of Southern Seminary students. It is our joy to offer a free Greek reading group in concert with the Center of Ancient Christian Studies this coming summer.

Led by Shawn Wilhite, a New Testament and Early Christianity researcher at Boyce Library, the group will introduce students to 2nd century primary texts, early Christian modern scholarship, and opportunities to read ancient literature. Each session will have a guest lecturer (30 min.), a time of response by students (10–15 min.), and engage discourse and grammatical features of the Greek text (45–50 min.).

The topics and text of choice will focus on the Letters of Ignatius. These seven letters detail Ignatius final instructions and exhortations to different churches and persons in the mid 2nd century.  

We hope you will join us this summer. If interested, please contact Shawn Wilhite (swilhite@sbts.edu) or stop by the library to talk with any Research Expert. 

Lecture Schedule:

May 26 — Shawn J. Wilhite: Ignatius of Antioch: An Historical and Thematic Introduction

 June 2Coleman M. Ford: “Attuned to the Bishop as Strings to a Lyre”: Imitation and Virtue Formation in the Letters of Ignatius

June 9Dr. Michael Haykin: An Introduction to Ignatius and the Letters of Ignatius 

June 16Dr. Danny McDonald: Ignatius and Ομονοια: Unity As a Means to Attain God  

When: 10:00 – 11:30 am; May 26, June 2, 9, 16 (Tuesday)

Where: Lower-Level Floor in the James P. Boyce Centennial Library, 2825 Lexington Rd, Louisville, KY 40280

See here for syllabus.