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Dr. Peter Martens

Dr. Peter Martens - Latest CEAC Fellow

Dec. 7, 2012

by Joel Elowsky

The CEAC welcomes its newest fellow, Dr. Peter Martens. As Dr. Martens notes on his webpage:

Prior to arriving at Saint Louis University in fall 2009, I taught at the University of Notre Dame and Yale Divinity School. I specialize in the history of early Christianity, with wide-ranging interests in the intellectual practices of Christians and their location within the grammatical, rhetorical and philosophical traditions of late antiquity. My first monograph -  Origen and Scripture: The Contours of the Exegetical Life (Oxford, 2012) - examines an ancient portrait of the ideal (and not-so-ideal) scriptural interpreter.

I am currently writing two books. The first is a corrected text, study and English translation of Adrian's Introduction to the Divine Scriptures (a fifth-century Greek treatise of Antiochene provenance). I am also examining the contentious doctrine of pre-existent souls in early Christianity.  I am the editor of the volume, In the Shadow of the Incarnation: Essays on Jesus Christ in the Early Church (Notre Dame Press, 2008), and have published over a dozen articles in leading journals, including the Journal of Early Christian Studies, Modern Theology, the Journal of Religion and Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum. Some of these are available at my site.

I have been awarded research fellowships from Dumbarton Oaks, the Fulbright Program, the DAAD, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and most recently, the Center for Philosophy of Religion at Notre Dame

Dr. Martens was also the recipient of one of our prizes in our recent awards for Patristic Exegesis from the Institute for Classical Christian Studies. We welcome Dr. Martens to the CEAC and look forward to future collaborations.