Tuesday, March 23, 2010

There goes my thesis idea

Following on from my MTh, I have a PhD planned, probably starting in 2011. Sadly, Ayres has (unsurprisingly) rendered the bulk of my idea null and void, as you can see if you go to his profile at Durham, and look at his publications, including the forthcoming volume including a translation of Didymus the Blind's "On the Holy Spirit".

What I need is a good untranslated work or works by a 4th century theologian to work on....

6 comments:

mike said...

I'm sorry Seumas! That stinks.

Seumas Macdonald said...

Ah, I knew it was a possibility that his work would lead in that direction. So I'm not too surprised. Just means I need to come up with something new.

Tom said...

Have you looked at Gregory of Nyssa?

Seumas Macdonald said...

@Tom, I presume you mean untranslated works by Gregory of Nyssa that have been neglected in terms of study? No, but if you had something particular to suggest, I'm all ears.

Tom said...

"On the divinity of the Son and the Holy Spirit" Migne 46 553-576

short but maybe good. I'm sure he has other theological sermons as well.

Seumas Macdonald said...

Thanks, I'll give it a look