To all my friends in education, I hope the new school year brings much success to your students. I am writing to inform our readers about speaking engagements this fall, an encyclopedia entry, and two forthcoming publications.
This fall on Sunday mornings from 9:00-9:45am, I shall be co-teaching a twelve-week class on 1 & 2 Thessalonians. It will start on Sept 12 and end on Nov 14. The place is the Bradburn Clubhouse on the corner of Quitman and 118th Place in Westminster, Colorado. All are welcome! 1 Thess 4 and 2 Thess 2 are filled with eschatology, and I trust you will be edified.
An encyclopedia entry which I authored is out in publication. The entry is entitled “Morning Star, Greek and Latin Patristics and Orthodox Churches.” It appeared on pages 1041-1042 of Volume 19 of the Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception published in 2021 in Boston by de Gruyter.
I am happy to announce that two books, which contain translations of ancient works on the Apocalypse by me with comprehensive introductions, are scheduled for publication this fall and spring respectively. The first is Pseudo-Cyril of Alexandria. Commentary on the Apocalypse: Introduction, Translation, and Transcription of a Lecture on Revelation 7-12 from Sixth-Century Egypt by Francis X. Gumerlock with Francesca Lecchi and Tito Orlandi (Middletown, RI: Stone Tower Press, forthcoming Fall 2021). Please consider purchasing it from the publisher or amazon, possibly as a Christmas present. The second is a translation of Cassiodorus’s (d. 580), Brief Explanatory Notes on the Apocalypse. It will appear in Volume 144 of Fathers of the Church (Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, forthcoming Springs 2022). There are two other texts on the Apocalypse in this volume translated by other authors, and I trust you will be enlightened by all of them.
Have a wonderful autumn!
Dona nobis pacem!