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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 (Emeritus Professor of Semitic and Egyptian Languages and Literatures)

Katherine L. Jansen (Professor and Chair of the Department of History)

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

Trevor Lipscombe (Director, CUA Press)

Timothy Noone (Professor of Philosophy)

Philip Rousseau (Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Professor of Early Christian Studies, Honorary Professor of the Australian Catholic University)

Robin Darling Young (Associate Professor of Theology)

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 (Hermann P. and Sophia Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, University of California, Berkeley)

Gillian Clark (Professor Emerita of Classics, University of Bristol)

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

Rev. Hubertus R. Drobner (Professor of Church History and Patristics, Theologische Fakultät, Paderborn)

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

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

Éric Rebillard (Professor of Classics and History, Cornell University)

Linda Safran (Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, University of Toronto)

Susan T. Stevens (Professor of Classics, Randolph-Macon Woman's College)

Rita Lizzi Testa (Professor of Roman History, Università degli Studi di Perugia)

Michael A. Williams (Professor of History, 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).

Group Identity and Religious Individuality in Late Antiquity, edited by Éric Rebillard and Jörg Rüpke (2015)

The Bible and Early Trinitarian Theology, edited by Christopher A. Beeley and Mark E. Weedman (2017).

 Volumes accepted and with the Press

Deification in the Latin Patristic Tradition, edited by Jared Ortiz (to be published in February 2019).

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

Volumes under Development

Colorful Lives and Living in Roman North Africa: Essays in Memory of Maureen A. Tilley, edited by Elizabeth A. Clark and Zachary B. Smith.

"The Collecta of the Desert": The Collected Essays of Maureen Tilley on the Donatist Church, edited by Alden Lee Bass.

Reappraising Mystical Theology in Early Christianity: From the Early Church to Byzantium, edited by Matthew Pereira. (A Festschrift.)

Origen's Homilies on the Psalms: Explorations Five Years On, edited by Joseph W. Trigg and Robin Darling Young.

Genesis in Late Antique Verse: Multilingual Perspectives, edited by Andrew Faulkner, Cillian O'Hagan, and Jeffrey Wickes.

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

The order in which volumes are listed here is not necessarily the order in which they will be published.




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 serves on the Editorial Committee of "Translated Texts for Historians," published by Liverpool University Press, and the Editorial Board of "Fathers of the Church," published by the CUA Press.  Having served from 2007 to 2013 on the Board of Editors of Traditio: Studies in Ancient and Medieval History, Thought and Religion, he now serves on the editorial board (Doctorum Collegium) of the journal Latinitas.

Philip Rousseau, as well as being General Editor of this series, is a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal of Late Antiquity, and a Consulting Editor for the Australian series "Early Christian Studies."