The Catholic University of America





This series, published in conjunction with the Catholic University of America Press, is designed to present collections of essays built tightly around a single theme. Volumes need not be connected with a specific occasion, but the Editorial Board will consider selections of conference papers, as also essays in honor of a distinguished scholar. Editors are either approved or appointed by the Editorial Board.


Phase 1: Anyone wishing to edit, sponsor, or suggest a volume should first contact the General Editor, Philip Rousseau. A preliminary and conditional commitment will be made at that time.

Phase 2: Before final confirmation of the project by the Editorial Board, prospective editors will be asked to supply

  1. A brief description of the book's unifying theme and rationale (500 words or less)
  2. A list of contributors and chapter titles, with short descriptions (50 words or less each)
  3. A specimen chapter

Phase 3: Editors are thereafter responsible for supplying completed copy in Chicago Manual style, which the General Editor will then forward to the Press with an accompanying letter of supportive comment.

Phase 4: The Press will then approve or reject the work in the light of its own readers' reports.

Editorial Board

Rev. Sidney H. Griffith (Professor of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures)

Katherine L. Jansen (Professor of History)

William E. Klingshirn (Professor of Greek and Latin, Associate Director of the Center)

Trevor Lipscombe (Director, CUA Press)

Timothy Noone (Professor of Philosophy)

Philip Rousseau (Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor, Director of the Center)

National and International Advisory Board

Pauline Allen (Director, Centre for Early Christian Studies, Australian Catholic University)

Lewis Ayres (Professor of Catholic and Historical Theology, Durham University)

Daniel Boyarin (University of California, Berkeley)

Gillian Clark (University of Bristol)

Rev. Angelo di Berardino, O.S.A. (Istituto Patristico Augustinianum, Rome)

Rev. Hubertus R. Drobner (Theologische Fakultät, Paderborn)

Judith Lieu (Lady Margaret's Professor of Divinity, University of Cambridge)

Frederick W. Norris (Emeritus, Emmanuel School of Religion, Johnson City)

Éric Rebillard (Cornell University)

Linda Safran (University of Toronto)

Susan T. Stevens (Randolph-Macon Woman's College)

Rita Lizzi Testa (Università degli Studi di Perugia)

Michael A. Williams (University of Washington, Seattle) 

Volumes published

The Early Christian Book, edited by William E. Klingshirn and Linda Safran (2007).

The World of Early Egyptian Christianity: Language, Literature, and Social Context, edited by James E. Goehring and Janet A. Timbie (2007).

To Train his Soul in Books: Syriac Asceticism in Early Christianity, edited by Robin Darling Young and Monica J. Blanchard (2011). 

Reading Patristic Texts on Social Ethics: Issues and Challenges for Twenty-First-Century Christian Social Thought, edited by Johan Leemans, Brian J. Matz, and Johan Verstraeten (2011).

Re-reading Gregory of Nazianzus: Essays on History, Theology, and Culture, edited by Christopher A. Beeley  (2012). 

Breaking the Mind: New Studies in the Syriac Book of Steps, edited by Kristian S. Heal and Robert A. Kitchen (2013).

 Volumes with the Press

Group Identity and Religious Individuality in Late Antiquity, edited by Éric Rebillard and Jörg Rüpke.

Volumes Proposed

The Christian Moses: From Philo to the Qur'an, edited by Janet A. Timbie and Philip Rousseau.

Change in the Late Roman City: Identities, Buildings, and Beliefs, edited by Philip Rousseau and Wendy Mayer.

Augustine in America: Politics, Society, and the Life of the Mind, edited by Willemien Otten, Karla Pollmann, and Mark Vessey.

Unity and Diversity in Nicene Theology, edited by Lewis Syres and Mark DelCogliano.

A volume on New Testament Theology, edited by Christopher A. Beeley.




Monica Blanchard assists Sidney Griffith and Robin Darling Young in editing the series "Eastern Christian Texts in Translation."

Sidney Griffith is also Associate Editor of the Journal of Early Christian Studies, and serves on the Editorial Boards of Corpus Scriptorum Christianorum Orientalium, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Medieval Encounters: Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Culture in Confluence and Dialogue, and the Bulletin of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies (Amman, Jordan).

John Petruccione is Editor of the series The Library of Early Christianity, published by the CUA Press.

William E. Klingshirn is an Editor of the journal Traditio, and serves on the Editorial Committee of both "Translated Texts for Historians," published by Liverpool University Press, and The Library of Early Christianity.

Philip Rousseau is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Late Antiquity, a Consulting Editor for the Australian series "Early Christian Studies," and a member of the advisory team assisting with the Historical Guide to the Reception of Augustine, edited by Karla Pollmann, Mark Vessey, and Willemien Otten, to be published by Oxford University Press.