Faculty Directory

Brian Dunkle, S.J.

Assistant Professor of Historical Theology

Selected Courses

Fall 2018

Ambrose and Augustine
Introduction to Patristic Theology

Spring 2019

Latin West and Greek East: From Nicaea to the Fall of Constantinople
The Trinity in the Early Church

Other Courses

Ambrose of Milan
Philosophy of Theologians
The Development of Christological Doctrine
Theology and Literature

Selected Publications

Books
Ambrose of Milan: On Noah, Defense of David, and Another Defense of David.
Translation and introduction. Forthcoming from Catholic University of America Press for the Fathers of the Church Series.

Enchantment and Creed in the Hymns of Ambrose of Milan. Oxford: Oxford University, 2016.

St Gregory of Nazianzus: Poems On Scripture. Introduction and translation from Greek. Crestwood, N.Y.: St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press, 2013.


Articles and Book Chapters
with Angela Kim Harkins, "Hymns" in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Ritual. Edited by Risteo Uro, Juliette J. Day, Richard E DeMaris, and Rikard Roitto. Forthcoming.

“John Chrysostom’s Community of Anger Management.” In Studia Patristica 82, edited by Yannis Papadokiannis, 1–12.  Leuvens: Peeters, 2017.

“Ambrose of Milan on Deification.” In Deification in the Latin Patristic Tradition, edited by Jared Ortiz. Proposal with Catholic University of America Press.

“Humility, Prophecy, and Augustine’s Harmony of the Gospels.” Augustinian Studies 44 (2013): 1–19.

“Anselm of Havelberg’s Use of Authorities in His Account of the Filioque.” Byzantinisches Zeitschrift 105 (2012): 693–720.

“Service in the Analogia Entis and Spiritual Works of Erich Przywara.” Theological Studies 73 (2012): 339–362.

“Mystagogy and Creed in Ambrose’s Iam Surgit Hora Tertia.” In Studia Patristica 69: Papers presented at the Sixteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies held in Oxford 2011, v.17, edited by Markus Vincent, 25–34. Leuven: Peeters, 2013.

“Classics, Patristics, and the Development of the Jesuit Ratio Studiorum.” In Classics and Jesuit Education, edited by Edmund Cueva, Shannon Byrne, and Frederick Benda, S.J., 34–46. Newcastle, England: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009.

“Proclaiming the Silence: Motives and Models in Gregory Nazianzen’s Poem 2.1.34a.” In Motivi e forme della poesia cristiana antica tra scrittura e tradizione classica. Studia Ephemeridis Augustinianum 108, vol. 2, 383–389. Rome: Institutum patristicum Augustinianum, 2008.

“A Development in Origen’s View of the Natural Law.” Pro Ecclesia 13 (2004): 337–351.