And once again Bishop Calixtus I. of Rome (217?-222?). This time, it is about the question, whether he was a presbyter (priest) or a deacon prior to his election to bishop. The problem is particularly intriguing, because Calixtus was also an authentic confessor and thus his possible installation into the office of a presbyter could […]
Now official: the international and interdisciplinary research project and “Hippolytos-statue” just received a prestigeous ‘Research Grant’ from Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO). Read more here.
Just came fresh out of the press. If you would like a copy, do not hesitate to contact me! Abstract It is generally assumed that Agrippinus was one of the earliest known bishops of Carthage, if not the earliest. He probably presided over the first recorded council of bishops in North Africa around AD 220. […]
The topic is a further spin-off my doctoral thesis, though the perspective is genuinely novel: it was developed for the 8th International Lectio Conference “Polemics, Rivalry and Networking in Greco-Roman Antiquity” which took take place in Leuven, 12-14 December 2018. Abstact Heresiological collections are typically a product of studies at the desk. The consultation of similar […]
It was a honour to receive an invitation from Prof. Dr. Klaus Herbers (Erlangen) and Msgr. Prof. Dr. Stefan Heid (Rome) to give a paper on the international experts colloquium to the famous “Book of the Popes” or Liber pontificalis. My contribution seeks to analyse the lifes of the early, pre-constantinian “popes”, or more precisely, […]