“Ruined Sinners in a pseudo-Augustine Treatise on Predestination”
This essay explores the pseudo-Augustinians treatise On Predestination from the early fifth-century. It may have been written by Prosper of Aquitaine. The essay focuses on what the text says about the effects of sin on the human will. It also contains the first English translation of a significant portion of the text. It will be published as a chapter in a book entitled Ruined Sinners to Reclaim edited by David Gibson and Jonathan Gibson.
“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.
“Scripture in Fulgentius of Ruspe”
This essay explains the role of Scripture in the life and thought of the North African bishop, Fulgentius of Ruspe (d. 533). It will be published in Volume 2 of The Reception and Interpretation of the Bible in Christian North Africa edited by Jonathan Yates and Anthony Dupont.
“Two Early Medieval Hiberno-Latin Texts on the New Jerusalem: Introduction, Transcription & Translation”
This essay introduces and provides translations of two early medieval Hiberno-Latin texts on the New Jerusalem: a fragment of a question-and-answer treatise and a portion of a large homily. The introductions to the texts discuss the manuscripts in which they are found, the editions, contents, sources, and contexts. It will be published in New Jerusalem: Conceptions of the Revelation’s Holy City in Late-Antique Christianity edited by Nathan Betz.