"At the heart of Black Lion Academy is the desire to cultivate the soil for the next generation of church fathers."
Black Lion Academy is an ecumenical platform for like-minded theologians, academics, mystics, and clergy across all Christian traditions who are dedicated to honest inquiry, discussion, and exploration of patristics, theology, and mysticism, to be presented to the best of one's ability with clarity and precision.
A vision of the various projects we intend to pursue
Graduate-level papers for those who already have a familiarity with the church fathers.
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Beginner-level blogs meant to help get your feet wet. Think of this as Patristics 101.
Overviews for the writings of the fathers. We read the whole thing and summarize the main points.
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Engaging the influential thought in the theological world
Rowan Williams argues that what we say about Jesus Christ is key to understanding what Christian belief says about creator and creation overall. Through detailed discussion of texts from the earliest centuries to the present day, we are shown some of the various and subtle ways in which Christians have discovered in their reflections on Christ the possibility of a deeply affirmative approach to creation, and a set of radical insights in ethics and politics as well.
Interesting discussions with interesting people
Dr. Benjamin Myers is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at United Theological College (Australia). His teaching and research focus on systematic theology, but he also has wide interests in literature, political thought, and contemporary culture.
Dr. Edith M. Humphrey is the William F. Orr Professor of New Testament at Pittsburgh Theological Seminary. Prior to her service at PTS, she taught at several colleges and universities in Canada, and was professor of Scripture at Augustine College, Ottawa, Canada, from 1997-2002, where in her final year she served as dean.