I’m mainly busy with the Mithras site at the moment. I’ve been working through a list of new finds since 1960 made by John W. Brandt, together with a list by Szabo Csaba. In each case I do a web search for pictures or sites. I did the Riegel Mithraeum on Friday night. It’s slow, […]
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The only useful thing I did today was to add the Inveresk Mithraeum to the Mithras website. I did a little work on the Origen book. I tried to find out what size the thumbnail of the cover should be — for Amazon.com purposes. In the process I discovered that I could no longer log […]
‘Twas Christmas Eve in the workhouse … and I’m still busy even as late as this. I’ve been reading John Carey’s “Down with dons” (PDF) with great enjoyment this evening. Written in 1975, it accurately predicts many of the disasters of the coming decades. I love the way that it depicts the Oxford University establishment. Indeed […]
I’ve managed to read Diez’ article on al-Makin ibn Amid, the largely unpublished 13th century Arabic Christian historian. It’s a cracker! It is, indeed, the new entrance-point to all the literature on the subject. It also – ahem – mentions this blog. I’ll post some more about this in due course. But I did start […]
Is it just me, or is everyone frenetically busy right now? For myself, it’s ridiculous; every day seems to bring an interesting or important email (or three) that I simply must deal with. Often the issue is something well worth blogging about as well. So suddenly I find myself snowed under. This week the new […]
It’s been a while since I did anything with the translation of Origen’s Commentary on Ezekiel which I commissioned. The book has sat in a collection of .doc files on my hard disk, while other tasks went forward. The main obstacle to progress is getting the book typeset. I did buy a copy of Adobe […]
I’ve been adding a few more Mithraic monuments to my collection of pictures online. A Mithraeum from 1969 from Cologne is the focus. Otherwise I am doing little. Gainful employment beckons!
A correspondent writes to tell me that Jonathan Armstrong, at Moody Bible Institute-Spokane, is at work with his students on a number of patristic texts. He writes: We have founded an early Church studies honors society complete with electives that are taught primarily by Dr. Armstrong. As part of the program, students will be taking […]
I’ve continued to work on formatting Theodoret’s Commentary on Romans for online accessibility. Another chunk of the translation of Eusebius of Caesarea’s Commentary on Luke has arrived from the translator – chunk 8 out of 14, if I recall correctly. Apparently progress on this will slow down, tho, for term time. OUP are going to […]