Last year in May I organised in Leuven the conference “Versions of the Apostolic Past: Ancient Translations of the Apostolic Fathers.” There is now a report published of it, fresh off the oven, which you can find here.

Put very  briefly, the papers offered a series of updates on various aspects of the Apostolic Fathers transmission in Latin, Syriac, Coptic, Armenian, Slavonic, Middle Persian, Ethiopic and Arabic and the proceedings—including further invited contributions on Ignatius of Antioch in Slavonic and on the Shepherd of Hermas in indigenous Ethiopian Literature—will be published as a 2021 thematic issue of Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses (ETL), which should be fun.

The report is published in the latest issue of COMSt Bulletin (scroll down their page for all issues in open access).


This particular issue—5.2 (2019)—includes further conference reports, among which one by my colleague here Bert Jacobs, on Preliminary Considerations on the Corpus Coranicum Christianum. The Qur’an in Translation – A Survey of the State of the Art, Berlin, 5–7 December 2018, and that by Jeremiah Coogan, on The Material Gospel Conference, University of Notre Dame, 31 May 2019. Have a look.