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Mark DelCogliano

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D. Emory University
Office
JRC 118
Phone
(651) 962-5455
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5455
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105

Education

Ph.D., Emory University, 2009

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

B.S., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1991

 Interests

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

 Books:

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 SongsCistercian Studies Series. Kalamazoo: Cistercian Publications 2012.

Works on the Spirit: Athanasius and Didymus. Popular Patristics Series. Crestwood: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2011. With Andrew Radde-Gallwitz and Lewis Ayres.

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

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.

Recent articles:

"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.

The Death of George of Laodicea,Journal of Theological Studies n.s. 60 (2009): 181–190.

“The Eusebian Alliance: the Case of Theodotus of Laodicea,Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum / Journal of Ancient Christianity 12 (2008): 250–66.

“Aphrahat on the Modes of Christ’s Indwelling,” Orientalia Christiana Periodica 74 (2008): 181–193.

“Basil of Caesarea on Proverbs 8:22 and the Sources of Pro-Nicene Theology,Journal of Theological Studies n.s. 59 (2008): 183–190.

“Eusebian Theologies of the Son as Image of God before 341,Journal of Early Christian Studies 14.4 (2006): 459–484.

 

 

 



Summer 2019 Courses

Summer 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
DVHS 601 - 01 Patristics - - W - - - - 1815 - 2115 BEC 108

Days of Week:

- - W - - - -

Time of Day:

1815 - 2115

Location:

BEC 108

Course Registration Number:

43074 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

3 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

Introduces the literature and theological themes of the patristic period, from the first to the seventh centuries. The course emphasizes reading and discusses primary sources in translation. Themes may include the formation of Christian doctrine, the church, spiritual life broadly construed, the interpretation of the Bible, the relation of faith and culture, and the emergence of a Christian consciousness of history

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 01 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0815 - 0920 MHC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0815 - 0920

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

41339 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 04 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 0935 - 1040 MHC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

0935 - 1040

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

40271 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)
THEO 101 - 07 Christian Theo Tradition M - W - F - - 1055 - 1200 MHC 208

Days of Week:

M - W - F - -

Time of Day:

1055 - 1200

Location:

MHC 208

Course Registration Number:

41836 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

This course is designed to acquaint students with the contents of the Bible and with Christian history, especially in the context of the Catholic tradition. Through careful reading of a core of common texts and a variety of written assignments, students are expected to attain a basic understanding of human experience in the light of major areas of theology, including revelation, God, creation, Jesus and the Church. Note: Students who take THEO 101 during academic year 2019-2020 and who choose to opt into the new curriculum will be allowed to count THEO 101 as the first course in theology in the new core curriculum.

Schedule Details

Location Time Day(s)

J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 220 - L01 Early Christian Theology - T W R F - - 0800 - 1200 MHC 203

Days of Week:

- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0800 - 1200

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

10175 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Mark E. DelCogliano

A theological and historical introduction to the origins and development of the Christian church from the first to the fifth centuries. Special attention will be given to the historical emergence of Christian doctrines, creeds and canon; the formation of Christian understandings of the human person; the development of liturgical and sacramental traditions; and the interaction of Christianity with other ancient cultures. Contemporary approaches to the study of Christian origins will be emphasized. Prerequisite: THEO 101

Schedule Details

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