Current Projects

These are works in progress.

The following book projects are 50% or more complete.

Sixth Century Apocalypse Commentaries
This book will tentatively contain translations of the commentaries on the Book of Revelation by Cassiodorus, Gregory the Great, and pseudo-Cyril of Alexandria, all written in the sixth century. It may also contain a few shorter texts such as a pseudo-Isidore preface to the Apocalypse and a treatise On Enoch and Elijah. The translations have been completed by me and others. I need to go over them and write the introduction. This hopefully will be ready for submission to a publisher before the end of 2016.

Theodulph of Orleans and Smaragdus of Saint Michel, On the Apocalypse
This book will contain translations of the Apocalypse commentary of Theodulph of Orleans, from 810 AD and three homilies on the Apocalypse by Smaragdus of Saint Michel of the early ninth century. Theodulph is known today as the author of the hymn “All Glory, Laud, and Honor.” I still need to input the translations of the homilies into the computer and write an introduction. Hopefully this will be completed in 2017.

“An Early Eighth-Century Lost Commentary on the Apocalypse” 

Behind the Apocalypse commentaries in the Reference Bible, Theodulph of Orleans, and the Cambridge Gloss on the Apocalypse lies a commentary of which no manuscript is extant.  I am working on a reconstruction of that commentary, or at least parts of it, from the parallel comments in the three aforementioned works.  Dr. Colin McAllister of the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and Braeden Fallet are assisting in the process.  As of January 2017 I have completed a Latin edition and English translation of its comments on Revelation, Chapters 1-4.

Four Short Articles on the Olivet Discourse
In July 2016 I presented a paper on the Olivet Discourse at a conference. I am transforming that paper into two short articles for the semi-annual Providence Theological Seminary Journal.  The first article has been published and is on this website.

Amillennialism and the Early Church
This book, which I started over a decade ago, explores the ideas of early Christian writers who were not chiliast in their understanding of the thousand years of Revelation 20. I have some of the chapters in outline form and presented most of the chapters as conference papers. I would like to finish this project in the next few years. For a projected table of contents, click here.

The Pelagian Controversy: Confessions, Commentaries, and Correspondence
This book, which I started over a decade ago, will contain translations of the confessions of faith of Pelagius, Caelestius, and the Bishops who with Julian of Ecclanum dissented against anti-Pelagian decrees. It contains translations of Pelagius’ commentary on 1 Thessalonians, 2 Thessalonians, and Titus, and some correspondence related to the Pelagian controversy. Almost all of the texts have never appeared in English translation. I need to go over the translations and write an introduction. The introduction will be no easy task, since there is such a huge amount of current research on Pelagius and Pelagianism. I may ask another scholar, who specializes in Pelagian studies, to write the introduction. For a projected table of contents, click here.

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