An Anonymous Irish Gloss on the Apocalypse

Three early medieval commentaries on the Book of Revelation used a “lost” commentary written about 700 AD. My forthcoming book, entitled An Anonymous Irish Gloss on the Apocalypse, reconstructed this lost commentary from those three witnesses and provides the Latin with facing English translation. It also includes a comprehensive introduction that discusses previous scholarship on the lost gloss, the reconstruction process, the gloss’s style, purpose, content, use of Tyconius, Irish features, eschatology, sources, and date. Appendices in the book include an informative essay on other lost Apocalypse commentaries from the second through eighth centuries, an essay discussing what the lost beginning of Tyconius’s Apocalypse commentary contained, an English translation of an early medieval prologue to the Apocalypse by pseudo-Isidore, and a section on the seven seals of the Apocalypse found in an Irish gloss on the Gospel.

An Anonymous Irish Gloss on the Apocalypse has been submitted, revised, and accepted for publication in the Brepols Library of Christian Sources series. It is expected that it will be available sometime in 2024.

Unconditional Election in the Tenth-Century Romans Commentary of Atto of Vercelli

After introducing Atto’s life and writings, this essay analyzes Atto’s exegesis of Romans 9:11-26, explaining his belief that the cause of divine election is God’s decree not foreseen faith, works, or merits. It ends with a translation of that passage from the commentary, along with some selections from the commentaries of Haimo of Auxerre. It will be published as a chapter in a book called Chosen Not for Good in Me edited by David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson.

Two Chapters in the Oxford Handbook to the Pelagian Controversy

I had the privilege of contributing two chapters for the forthcoming Oxford Handbook to the Pelagian Controversy edited by Anthony Dupont, Giulio Malavasi, and Brian Matz. The first chapter is entitled “An Anonymous Treatise on Predestination from a Controversy in the Early-Sixth Century.” It discusses the theology, provenance, and probable date and author of the text On Predestination and Grace, which was published among the works of Augustine and Fulgentius in Patrologia Latina, but belongs to neither author. The second chapter is “Appendix: Four Previously Untranslated Texts from the Pelagian Controversy.”  It contains first English translations of the Faith of Rufinus, Testimonies against the Heretic Pelagius, the Manifesto of Aquileia, and Anti-Pelagian Summaries of the Epistles of Saint Paul.