About

I am currently a Ph.D student in History of Christianity at the University of Notre Dame. I graduated from East Carolina University where I received my BA in Classics and Religious Studies. In May of 2012 I received my M.A. in Early Christian Studies from the University of Notre Dame. My academic interests are in the history of Biblical interpretation from the earliest period through modernity. I also have interests in 19th century continental philosophy and the philosophical influences on modernity. I’m currently writing a reading primer for classical Syriac, which will hopefully be published in 2015. I am a Roman Catholic, having been received into the Church on Dec 9, 2007.

When I’m not studying, I enjoy playing guitar and piano (though not at the same time), hanging out with my dog (a 6 year old beagle named ‘Maximus’ after Maximus the Confessor), brewing beer, shooting pistols, teaching Latin, discussing Theology, camping, hiking, photographing, playing chess, smoking a pipe, and wearing bow ties.

I can be reached at mcmanaway(dot)1(at)nd(dot)edu.

2 responses to “About

  1. bob gorski

    We are starting two studies at our Parish, St Margaret Mary’s here in Texas – Joshua and Revelation. I recall Origen gave a few(?) homilies preaching the parallels between, for instance, the battle of Jericho and the end of the world. I can’t find it on the Internet, other than in books to order. Might you know from your studies about these parallels or trustworthy websites that I can go to for excerpting from Origen’s or other anchient fathers comments??

    Thanks for any help or advice. Stay blest.
    bob

  2. Joshua McManaway

    I’m so sorry it took me this long to reply. I approved your comment, but then couldn’t find it, expecting it to be on a post somewhere. I’m not sure exactly where you could find it, but I suspect Origen’s “Homilies on Joshua”, published by CUA in their “Fathers of the Church” series would be the place to look.

    You could also look to two other sources for the Fathers on particular Bible passages:
    1) The Ancient Christian Commentary Series, published by InterVarsity Press and edited by Thomas Oden.
    2) The Church’s Bible, published by Eerdman’s and edited by Robert Louis Wilken.

    The former takes smaller excerpts from more Fathers on each passage or chunk of passages – the latter gives you fuller texts from fewer Fathers. Both approaches have their merits, depending upon your need. I hope this helps.

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