Faculty Directory

Brian Dunkle, S.J.

Associate Professor of Historical Theology

Selected Courses

Fall 2021

Development of Christological Doctrine
Ambrose & Augustine

Spring 2022

Trinity in the Early Church
Introduction to Patristic Theology

 

 

Selected Publications

Books

St. Ambrose of Milan: Treatises on Noah and David. Introduction and translation. Fathers of the Church 146. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2020.

Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2016.. 2018 Best First Book Prize, North American Patristics Society

Articles [Peer Reviewed]

“Sin, Mercy, and David’s Felix Culpa.” In Studia Patristica: Papers Presented at the Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2019. Leuven: Peeters, Forthcoming.

“‘The Twofold Affection’: The Background to John Chrysostom’s Use of Φύσις and Χάρις.” Vigiliae Christianae 75.2 (2021): 1–20.

“‘Made Worthy of the Holy Spirit’: A Hymn of Ambrose in Augustine’s Nature and Grace.” Augustinian Studies 50 (2018): 1–12.

“John Chrysostom’s Community of Anger Management.” In Studia Patristica 83: Papers Presented at the Seventeenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2015. Volume 9: Emotions (separate volume of contributions), edited by Markus Vinzent and Yannis Papadogiannakis, 217–230. Leuven: Peeters, 2017.

Book Chapters

 “Ambrose, Hymnody, and Modes of Knowing.” In The Intellectual World of Christian Late Antiquity: Reshaping Classical Traditions, edited by Lewis Ayres, Michael Champion, and Matthew Crawford. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge University Press. Forthcoming.

“The (Re)Construction of Ambrose’s Hymns.” In Ambrose of Milan and Community Formation in Late Antiquity, edited by Ethan Gannaway and Robert Grant, 134–149. Cambridge, U.K.: Cambridge Scholars Press. 2021.

“Te Deum.” In Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, edited by Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte, David Hunter, et al. Leiden: Brill. 2021.

“Hymnography (Latin).” In Brill Encyclopedia of Early Christianity Online, edited by Paul J.J. van Geest, Bert Jan Lietaert Peerbolte, David Hunter, et al. Leiden: Brill. 2020.

“Beyond Carnal Cogitations: Ambrose of Milan on Deification.” In Deification in the Latin Patristic Tradition, edited by Jared Ortiz, 132–152. Washington, D.C.: Catholic University of America Press, 2019.

“Thomas Aquinas’s Use of John Chrysostom in the Catena Aurea and the Tertia Pars.” In Thomas Aquinas and the Greek Fathers, edited by Michael Dauphinais, Andrew Hofer, O.P., and Roger Nutt, 151–164. Ave Maria, Fl.: Sapientia Press, 2019.