The University of St. Thomas

DelCogliano, Mark

Adjunct Professor

Ph.D. Emory University

Phone: (651) 962-5332
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Office Location: JRC 117


Ph.D., Emory University, 2009.

M.T.S., Vanderbilt University Divinity School, 2004.

B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1991.


Early Christianity/Patristics; historical theology, particularly doctrinal debates and developments (Trinitarian doctrine, Christology, soteriology, anthropology); the interpretation of scripture in early Christianity; landmark figures such as Origen, Eusebius, Athanasius, Didymus, Basil of Caesarea, Augustine, and Gregory the Great.

Current Work

Asterius of Cappadocia: Fragments and Testimonies. A new edition of the extant literary remains of an important Trinitarian theologian active ca. 320-340, together with an English translation and commentary.

From Asterius to Eunomius: The Development of the Doctrine of the Trinity, 318-362. A study of the development of the “non-Nicene” doctrine of the Trinity and an assessment of its contributions to later “pro-Nicene” orthodoxy.

Basil the Theologian. A comprehensive study of Basil of Caesarea’s Trinitarian theology and Christology.

Select Publications


Basil of Caesarea’s Anti-Eunomian Theory of Names: Christian Theology and Late-Antique Philosophy in the Fourth-Century Trinitarian Controversy. Vigiliae Christianae, Supplements 103. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

St. Basil the Great: On Fasting and Feasts. Popular Patristics Series 50. Yonkers: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2013. Translated by Susan R. Holman and Mark DelCogliano. Introduction by Susan R. Holman. Of the nine homilies presented in this volume, I contribute annotated translations of four of them: two on fasting, one against drunkenness, and one on the incarnation.

St Basil the Great: On Christian Doctrine and Practice. Popular Patristics Series 47. Yonkers: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2012. An annotated translation of eleven homilies on Trinitarian theology and various aspects of Christian practice.

Gregory the Great on the Song of Songs. Cistercian Studies Series 244. Collegeville: Liturgical Press, 2012. Annotated translations of Gregory the Great’s Exposition on the Song of Songs as well as the florilegia of Gregorian excerpts on the Song of Songs complied by Paterius, Bede, and William of St. Thierry.

Works on the Spirit: Athanasius the Great and Didymus the Blind. Popular Patristics Series 43. Yonkers: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2011. With Andrew Radde-Gallwitz and Lewis Ayres. Annotated translations of Didymus’s On the Holy Spirit and Athanasius’s Letters to Serapion on the Holy Spirit. 

St. Basil of Caesarea: Against Eunomius. The Fathers of the Church 122. Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2011. Pp. xv+207. With Andrew Radde-Gallwitz.

For Your Own People: Ælred of Rievaulx’s Pastoral Prayer. Critical Edition, Introduction, and Annotations by Marsha L. Dutton. Translation by Mark DelCogliano. Cistercian Fathers Series 73. Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications, 2008.

Recent articles (2010 onward):

“Eusebius of Caesarea’s Defense of Asterius of Cappadocia in the Anti-Marcellan Writings: A Case Study of Mutual Defense within the Eusebian Alliance,” in Aaron Johnson and Jeremy Schott (eds.), Eusebius of Caesarea: Traditions and Innovations, Hellenic Studies Series 60 (Washington, D.C.: Center for Hellenic Studies, Trustees for Harvard University, 2013), 263–287.

“The Interpretation of John 10:30 in the Third Century: Anti-Monarchian Polemics and the Rise of Grammatical Reading Techniques,” Journal of Theological Interpretation 6 (2012): 117–138.

“Tradition and Polemic in Basil of Caesarea’s Homily on the Theophany,” Vigiliae Christianae 66 (2012): 30–55.

“The Promotion of the Constantinian Agenda in Eusebius of Caesarea’s On the Feast of Pascha,” in Sabrina Inowlocki and Claudio Zamagni (eds.), Reconsidering Eusebius: Collected Papers on Literary, Historical, and Theological Issues. Vigiliae Christianae Supplements 107 (Leiden: Brill, 2011), 39–68.

“Basil of Caesarea’s Homily On Not Three Gods (CPG 2914): Problems and Solutions,”  Sacris Erudiri 50 (2011): 87–131.

“Origen and Basil of Caesarea on the Liar Paradox,” Augustinianum 51 (2011): 349–66.

“The Quest for Evagrius of Pontus: A Historiographical Essay,” American Benedictine Review 62 (2011): 388–401.

“Gregory the Great on Simon of Cyrene: A Critique of Tradition,” Annali di Storia dell’Esegesi 28/1 (2011): 315–24.

“Basil of Caesarea on the Primacy of the Name ‘Son’,” Revue des Études Augustiniennes et Patristiques 57 (2011): 45–69.

“George of Laodicea: A Historical Reassessment,” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 62 (2011): 667–92.

“The Influence of Athanasius and the Homoiousians on Basil of Caesarea’s Decentralization of ‘Unbegotten’,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 19 (2011): 197–233.

“The Literary Corpus of George of Laodicea,” Vigiliae Christianae 65 (2011): 150–169.

“Cistercian Monasticism in the Silver Age: Two Texts on Practical Advice,” Cistercian Studies Quarterly 45 (2010): 421–452.

“Basil of Caesarea, Didymus the Blind, and the Anti-Pneumatomachian Exegesis of Amos 4:13 and John 1:3,” Journal of Theological Studies n.s. 61 (2010): 644–58.