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George Kalantzis, Ph.D.

Professor of Theology; Director, The Wheaton Center for Early Christian Studies

On Faculty since 2007
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On a leisurely walk by the river Ilisus, just outside the walls of the ancient city, Socrates responds to his persistent interlocutor, “You know, Phaedrus, writing shares a strange feature with painting. The offsprings of painting stand there as if they were alive, but if anyone asks them anything, they remain most solemnly silent. The same is true of written words” (Phaedrus 275d).

I was born and raised by the shadow of the Acropolis, a stone's throw away from the bank of the Ilisus river where Socrates took the young Phaedrus for that famous walk; and though the sounds and smells of the megalopolis have for generations replaced the bucolic descriptions of Plato, the ancient sentiments remain the same: writing and, even more, reading, is a tricky business; especially as one engages sacred Scripture and the history and theology of the Church. This endeavor, most rewarding of all, demands attention, perseverance, and a curious and open mind, to really engage the multifaceted vision of the Painter, the author of the beauty that confronts us.

My research and writing interests focus on this dynamic relationship between the written documents and their interpretation in early Christianity. I pay particular attention to the development of Christological and Trinitarian thought, as well as the interplay of classical Greco-Roman and early Christian philosophical understandings, biblical hermeneutics, and ethics. Whether I study history or theology, first I seek to study the subject within its own historical, theological, and socio-political context so that I may understand it on its own terms; only then do I attempt to interpret it diachronically and explore its impact on theology and the life of the church today.

For over two decades I have had the opportunity to teach undergraduate and graduate students as they prepare to engage the world and the Church. Together, we are challenged to allow ourselves to become agents of change in a world in desperate need of God; to learn how to be, in Stanley Hauerwas' words, “a community of character.” My wife, Irene, and I share this goal and vision with our local congregation where we serve in missions, the worship arts programs, and in adult and children’s education.

Northwestern University
Ph.D., Religious and Theological Studies, 1997

Garret-Evangelical Theological Seminary
M.T.S., Patristics, 1994

Moody Graduate School
M.A.B.S., Biblical Studies, 1993

Northeastern Illinois University
M.S., Biology, 1993

University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S., Biology, 1990

  • Historical Theology
  • Patristics
  • Church Fathers
  • Eastern Orthodoxy
  • Ethics in the Early Church
  • Christology and Trinity in the Early Church
  • Race & Gender in early Christianity
  • Theological Politics
  • Pacifism and Peacemaking
  • Church-State Relation
  • War and Military Service
  • Christian Martyrdom
  • Church Culture
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS): Fellow
  • Association Internationale des Études Patristiques (AIEP): member
  • North American Patristics Society (NAPS) : member
  • American Society of Church History (ASCH) : member
  • Fellowship of European Evangelical Theologians (FEET): member
  • American Academy of Religion (AAR): member

The Importance of Caring for Refugees: Theology for Life Podcast online

Featuring Lynn Cohick and Ed Stetzer, with guest Dr. George Kalantzis
In this episode of Theology for Life, Ed and Lynn discuss with Dr. George Kalantzis about the refugee crisis, the realities of life for refugees, and the call of the church to care for those on the move for whatever reason.

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The Doctrine of Incarnation: Why It Matters Theology for Life Podcast  online

Featuring Lynn Cohick and Ed Stetzer, with guest Dr. George Kalantzis
What does ‘Incarnation’ mean and why is it important historically and today? Why is the doctrine of Incarnation so important for the Church? What are some misconceptions about the Incarnation? And is there a connection between our salvation and our understanding of the Incarnation?

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Straddling traditions, new Riverwest church connects with city, history Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel  online

The plant is part of a decades long trend among some evangelicals to reconnect with the historical church, said George Kalantzis, associate professor of theology and director of the Center for Early Christian Studies at the evangelical Wheaton College in Illinois. Historically, evangelicals have eschewed the "smells and bells" of liturgical traditions, such as Catholicism and Anglicanism, for an emphasis on Scripture, topical sermons by the pastor and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They are often described as hopscotching from the first century to the current year and skipping over everything in between, said Larry Eskridge, associate director of Wheaton's Institute for the Study of American Evangelicals...

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Why Don't We Find Bloodshed Repugnant Anymore? Christianity Today  online

Recently other authors have studied early Christians' opposition to bloodshed. And it is no longer possible to deny, as Schaeffer did, that a consistent pro-life ethic runs through early Christian writings. Ethicist Ron Sider's The Early Church on Killing provides comprehensive source material, while patristics scholar George Kalantzis' Caesar and the Lamb, though focused on the church's stance on the military, includes evidence that it opposed abortion...

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Eager to Study the Early Church Christianity Today  online

When theologian George Kalantzis returned to the Wheaton College campus last fall after spending the summer in the Holy Land, he had a very pleasant surprise. While he was out of the country, two donors had approached the college administration about funding a program that would encourage interaction between Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism, and Protestantism over their mutual legacy from the early church...

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Invited Lectures and Presentations

Named Lectures:

  • Delivered the 2017 Duke Theology and Ethics lecture titled, “‘Fear God. Honor the Emperor’: Sedition or Civil Disobedience in Early Christianity,” at Duke University, (February 3, 2017).
  • Delivered the 2012-2013 Dean’s Lecture Series at Emory University, Candler School of Theology titled, “There Will (Not) Be Blood: Early Christian Attitudes Towards War and Military Service” (Sept 19, 2012).

Keynote Lectures, Workshops, and Presentations:

Internationally

  • Lecture titled, “Waiting for Godot? Human Rights, Co-Humanity, and the Imago Dei in Evangelical Theology.” Interdisciplinary Conference on “Religions and Human Rights,” at the invitation of the School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. 14-16 February 2019.
  • Keynote lectures on “From Humanitarianism to Philanthropia: Christian Response to the Refugee Crisis.” International conference of the International Association for Refugees (IAFR), Sarajevo, Bosnia, 4-8 February 2019.
  • Workshop on “Humanitarianism and the Continuum of Response” at the invitation of the Greek Evangelical Church. The Urban Church, 5 November 2018.
  • Lecture titled, “Community of Character,” at the invitation of the First Greek Evangelical Church of Athens, 18 November 2018.
  • Public lecture and workshop titled, “The Politics of Jesus,” at the Free Thinking Zone, Athens, Greece. 20 November 2018.
  • Four lectures at the joint congress of Protestant and Orthodox scholars co-hosted by St. Trivelius Christian Institute and the Theology Department of the University of Sofia, in Sofia, Bulgaria, 12-15 November 2019.
  • Keynote address to the joint congress of Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, Jewish, and Muslim scholars co-hosted by St. Trivelius Christian Institute and the Theology Department of the University of Sofia, in Sofia, Bulgaria, 20-30 November 2015.
  • Keynote address titled, “Y a-t-il un lecture évangélique des Pères apostoliques?” at the invitation of l’Association Francophone Européenne de Théologiens Evangéliques (AFETE), at l'Institut Biblique de Nogent, Paris, France, 31 August 2015.
  • Keynote address titled, “La théologie des sacrements chez les Pères apostoliques,” at the invitation of l’Association Francophone Européenne de Théologiens Evangéliques (AFETE), at l'Institut Biblique de Nogent, Paris, France, 1 September 2015.
  • Keynote address titled, “The Reception of Augustine in the Orthodox East,” at the invitation of the Zhejiang Workshop in Research on Augustine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 15-16 November 2013.
  • Keynote address titled, “Evangelicals, Scholarship, and the Fathers,” at the invitation of Wycliffe Hall and the SCIO Programme at Oxford University, England, August 8-12, 2011.

Nationally

  • “Whose Table is it Anyway? Sacraments and the Life of the Church: A Modest Proposal,” at the 26th annual Wheaton Theology Conference Come, Let Us Eat Together! Sacraments and the Unity of the Church. 7 April 2017.
  • Delivered a lecture titled, “‘Alone in the desert, whose feet are you washing?’ Christian spirituality and the ethics of engagement,” at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (16 June 2015).
  • Delivered a lecture titled, “Caesar and the Lamb: Early Christian Attitudes on War and Military Service,” at the invitation of the Moody Student Theological Society at the Moody Bible Institute (Nov. 7, 2013).
  • Delivered a plenary address titled, “Peace in our Countries,” with Dr. Stephen Fowl, at the Ekklesia Project: Practicing the Peace of Christ in Church, Neighborhood, and Country (13 July 2013).
  • Delivered a lecture titled, “Evangelicals and the Early Church,” at the invitation of the Candler Evangelical Society at Emory University, Candler School of Theology (Sept 18, 2012).
  • Delivered the “Dissertation Chair’s Workshop on Mentoring Doctoral Students” at Andrews University, The School of Graduate Studies and Research, (April 17, 2012).
  • Invited to participate in a panel discussion on “Universalism and Evangelical Theology (by invitation). Annual meeting of the Evangelical Theological Society (ETS), San Francisco (November 2011).
  • Delivered a lecture titled, “Did God Plant a Garden in the Manner of a Farmer? Divine/Human Relationship in Origen,” at the invitation of the Christian Theology and the Bible Group on Patristic Readings of Genesis 1-3 at the annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL), Atlanta, GA (November 2010).
  • Delivered a lecture titled “Shall the Twain Ever Meet?” and participated in a panel discussion on Teaching Eastern Orthodoxy in the Academy (by invitation). Annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). New Orleans (November 2009).
  • Delivered a lecture titled, “Whose Story is it Anyway? Response to Warren Smith’s ‘Ambrose, Paul, and the conversion of the Jews,’” at the invitation of the North Park Symposium on the Theological Interpretation of Scripture (September 24-26, 2009).
  • Delivered a lecture titled, “The Doctrine of the Trinity” at the invitation of the University of Chicago Faculty Speaker Series (February 2009).
  • Delivered a lecture titled, “‘The Voice so Dear to Me’: The Epistle to the Romans in the Antiochene Tradition,” and participated in a panel presentation on the reception of Romans in the Greek East at the invitation of the Romans Through History and Cultures Annual meeting of the Society of Biblical Literature (SBL). Boston (November 2008).
  • Delivered a lecture titled, “Crumbs From the Table: Lazarus, the Eucharist, and the Banquet of the Poor in the Homilies of St. John Chrysostom” at the invitation of the 2007 Wheaton Theology Conference on Ancient Faith for the Church’s Future (April 2007).
  • Delivered a lecture titled, “Is There Room for Two? Cyril’s Single-Subjectivity and the Prosopic Union” at the invitation of the Center for the Study of Early Christianity, at The Catholic University of America (March, 16 2006).
  • Delivered the keynote address titled, “Church History and the Visual Generation,” in the Church History Online Workshop at the invitation of the Association of Theological Schools Commission on Accrediting (October 2, 2006).

Professional Conferences

Internationally

  • Lecture titled, “Waiting for Godot? Human Rights, Co-Humanity, and the Imago Dei in Evangelical Theology.” Interdisciplinary Conference on “Religions and Human Rights,” at the invitation of the School of Theology, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. 14-16 February 2019.
  • Keynote lectures on “From Humanitarianism to Philanthropia: Christian Response to the Refugee Crisis.” International conference of the International Association for Refugees (IAFR), Sarajevo, Bosnia, 4-8 February 2019.
  • “Passibility, Tentability, and the Divine Οὑσία in the Debate Between Cyril and Nestorius.” At the 17th International Conference of Patristic Studies, Oxford University, England (12 August 2015).
  • Delivered a keynote address titled, “The Reception of Augustine in the Orthodox East,” at the Zhejiang Workshop in Research on Augustine, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China (15-16 November 2013).
  • “Creatio ex Terrae: Immortality and the Fall in Theodore, Chrysostom, and Theodoret.” At the 16th International Conference of Patristic Studies, Oxford University, England (August 8-12, 2011).
  • Single Subjectivity and the Prosopic Union in Cyril of Alexandria and Theodore of Mopsuestia” at the 15th International Conference of Patristic Studies, Oxford University, England (6-11 August 2007).
  • Led the session Antiochene Interpretation of Scripture at the 15th International Conference of Patristic Studies, Oxford University, England (6-11 August 2007).

Nationally

  • Rethinking the Resources of the Christian Theological Tradition: Retrieval, Renewal, Reunion? An International Ecumenical Conference. St. Paul School of Divinity, University of St. Thomas, July 11-14, 2017.
  • Co-convened with J. Patout Burns the session on “The Reception of Paul’s Letter to the Romans” at the 2010 General Meeting of the North American Patristic Society (May 2010).
  • Convened and chaired the session on “Texts and Context: Reading Material and Textual Cultures” at the 2009 General Meeting of the North American Patristic Society (May 2009).
  • Presented the paper titled, Spirituality and the Mimetic Impulse: Porch, Desert, and Other Unlikely Destinations in the Late Antique Search for the Spirit, during the 18th Annual Wheaton Theology Conference, Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective (April 2009).
  • Co-Convened with Jeffrey P. Greenman the 18th Annual Wheaton Theology Conference, Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective (18–21 April 2009).
  • The Body/Soul Analogy and the Communicatio Idiomatum in Theodore and Cyril” at the 2006 General Meeting of the North American Patristic Society (25 May 2006).
  • Chaired the session “The Antiochene Tradition II” at the 2006 General Meeting of the North American Patristic Society (25 May 2006).
  • Chaired the session on “Cyril of Alexandria” at the 2006 General Meeting of the North American Patristic Society (26 May 2006).
  • Chaired the special session on “The Making of Clerical Authority” at the 2006 General Meeting of the North American Patristic Society (26 May 2006).
  • And the Word Became What!? The Hypostatic Union and the Logic of the Incarnation.” Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (26 April 2006).
  • If the Dead do not Rise…: Memory and the Heroic in Greek and Christian Martyrology.” Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (5 November 2003).
  • Participant in the workshop on Antiochene Exegesis at the 14th International Patristic Conference, Oxford University, England (August 18-23, 2003).
  • Theodore of Mopsuestia’s Commentarius in Evangelium Ioannis Apostoli: Text and Transmission” at the 2001 General Meeting of the North American Patristic Society.
  • Chaired the special session “Nicene and non-Nicene Theology of the Fourth Century” at the 2001 General Meeting of the North American Patristic Society.
  • “Duo Filii and the homo assumptus: The Christology of Theodore of Mopsuestia and his Commentary on John” at the 2000 General Meeting of the North American Patristic Society.
  • Scripture and Christology in the Greek Fathers and the Significance for Today.” Trinity Evangelical Divinity School Forum on Theology, sponsored by The Department of Systematic Theology (November, 1999).
  • “A Comparison of the Architectural Elements of the Fifth and Sixth Century Byzantine Churches in the Negev and Constantinople” as part of the Special Archaeology Session titled: “The Negev: A Byzantine Christian Region” at the 1996 General Meeting of the North American Patristic Society.

Courses Taught

  • Historical Theology: The Ancient & Medieval Church
  • Christology and Trinity in the Early Church
  • Christian Thought
  • Theological Politics
  • Gospel, Church, and Culture

Topics of Courses

  • Color & Gender in the Early Church
  • Christianity and Culture in the Early Church (C.E. 100-565)
  • Reading through the Fathers (De Genesis)
  • Origen's De Principiis
  • Origen: Theology & Exegesis
  • Augustine
  • Augustine: City of God
  • The First Christian Histories: Eusebius to Theodoret
  • Anthropology & Hermeneutics in the Early Church
  • Leland Ryken Award for Teaching Excellence in the Humanities, Wheaton College (2009-2010)
  • Outstanding Service Certificate, Faith Passage Spiritual Leadership Development Academy, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (2004)
  • Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (FRHistS)
  • Faculty Fellow of the Humanitarian Disasters Institute (HDI)
  • Association Internationale des Études Patristiques (AIEP)
  • Series Editor, Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources, Fortress Press
  • Series Editor, The Annotated Patristics project, Fortress Press
  • The development of early Christian (Patristic) theology, especially the doctrines of the Trinity and Christology
  • The relationship between early Christian ethics and current Christian practices (esp. peacemaking, refugee crises, war, wealth and poverty)
  • Alexandrian Theology and Hermeneutics (esp. Origen, Athanasius, Cyril of Alexandria)
  • Antiochene Theology and Hermeneutics (esp. Theodore of Mopsuestia, Nestorius, Theodoret of Cyrus)
  • The Cappadocian Fathers
  • Patristic exegesis and historiography
  • The relationship between Christianity and classical culture and the emergence of Christendom

 

 

  • Kalantzis, George, Christology in the Early Church. In Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources, George Kalantzis, ed. Minneapolis: Fortress Press. (Fall 2019).

In Preparation

  • Kalantzis, George. Crumbs From the Table: The Eucharist for the Life of the Church. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans. (Under contract).
  • Kalantzis, George. With God on Our Side: The Transformation of Christian Attitudes to War and Military Service in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries.
  • Kalantzis, George. Of God and Men: Christian Attitudes to War and Military Service in the Middle Ages.

Part 1: The Early Church Period (100-500). Reading Christian Theology in the Protestant Tradition. George Kalantzis. 2018
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‘For You Have Been Planted Together With Christ’: Sacraments and the Life of the Church. Come, Let Us Eat Together! Sacraments and the Unity of the Church. George Kalantzis. 2018

Y a-t-il un lecture évangélique des Pères apostoliques? Hokhma: Revue de réflexion théologique. George Kalantzis. 2017

Passibility, Tentability, and the Divine Οὐσία in the Debate Between Cyril and Nestorius. Studia Patristica 68. George Kalantzis. 2017

Whose Feet are You Washing? Raising Leaders in the Midst of Suffering. A Theology of Japan: Monograph Series 9. George Kalantzis. 2016

The Reception of Augustine in the Orthodox East. Frontiers of Philosophy in China. George Kalantzis. 2014

"A Witness to the Nations: Early Christianity and Narratives of Power." Christian Political Witness. George Kalantzis. 2014

"Who Is God?" Theology Questions Our Students Ask. George Kalantzis. 2014

“Antiochene Theology." Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. George Kalantzis. 2013

“Divine Energies." Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. George Kalantzis. 2013

“Theodore of Mopsuestia." Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. George Kalantzis. 2013

"Creatio ex Terrae: Immortality and the Fall in Theodore, Chrysostom, and Theodoret." Studia Patristica. George Kalantzis. 2013

"‘The Voice so Dear to Me’: Themes From Romans in Theodore, Chrysostom, and Theodoret." Greek Patristic and Eastern Orthodox Interpretations of Romans. George Kalantzis. 2012

"Scripture in Eastern Orthodoxy: Canon, Tradition, and Interpretation." The Sacred Text. George Kalantzis. 2010
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"Crumbs from the Table: Lazarus, the Eucharist and the Banquet of the Poor in the Homilies of John Chrysostom." Ancient Faith for the Church's Future. George Kalantzis. 2008
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      Edited and Co-Edited

Series Editor, Ad Fontes: Early Christian Sources (Fortress Press)

  • Paul Blowers, Moral Formation and the Virtuous Life. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2019.
  • David G. Hunter, Marriage and Sexuality in Early Christianity. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017.
  • Michael W. Graves, Biblical Interpretation in the Early Church. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017.
  • Helen Rhee, Wealth and Poverty in Early Christianity. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2017.
  • Maria E. Doerfler, Church and Empire. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.
  • Everett Ferguson, Understandings of the Church. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2016.

Journal Articles and Essays

  • “Passibility, Tentability, and the Divine Οὐσία in the Debate Between Cyril and Nestorius.” Studia Patristica 96, vol 22 (Leuven: Peeters, 2017), 249-256.
  • Y a-t-il un lecture évangélique des Pères apostoliques?” In Hokhma: Revue de réflexion théologique 111 (2017): 109-120.
  • “Whose Feet are You Washing? Raising Leaders in the Midst of Suffering.” In A Theology of Japan: Monograph Series 9, edited by Atsuyoshi Fujiwara and Brian Byrd (Saitama: Seigakuin University Press, 2016), 94-100.
  • “The Reception of Augustine in the Orthodox East.” Frontiers of Philosophy in China. Part of the special volume on Augustine (Spring 2014).
  • Creatio ex Terrae: Immortality and the Fall in Theodore, Chrysostom, and Theodoret.” Studia Patristica 67, vol. XV (Leuven: Peeters, 2013), 403-413.
  • Translation of portions of Epiphanius of Salamis, Fragments from Panarion on Melchizedek. In Erik M. Heen and Philip D. W. Krey, eds., Hebrews, Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, New Testament 10, in  ACCS complete digital version, Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2013.
  • Translation of portions of Cyril of Alexandria, Commentary on Isaiah. In Mark W. Elliott, ed., Isaiah 40-66, Ancient Christian Commentary on Scripture, Old Testament 11, in ACCS complete digital version, Downers Grove, Ill: InterVarsity Press, 2013.
  • “‘The Voice so Dear to Me’: Themes From Romans in Theodore, Chrysostom, and Theodoret,” in Daniel M. Patte and Vasil Mihoc, eds., Greek Patristic and Eastern Orthodox Interpretations of Romans. Romans Through History and Cultures Series. Vol. 9 (New York and London: T & T Clark/Continuum, 2013), 83-102.
  • “Single Subjectivity and the Prosopic Union in Cyril of Alexandria and Theodore of Mopsuestia,” in Studia Patristica 48 (Leuven: Peeters, 2010), 59-64.
  • “Whose Story is it Anyway? A Response to Warren Smith’s ‘Ambrose, Paul, and the Conversion of the Jews,’” in Ex Auditu 25 (2010), 199-202.
  • “Scripture in Eastern Orthodoxy: Canon, Tradition, and Interpretation,” in Michael. F. Bird and Michael Pahl, The Sacred Text: Excavating the Texts, Exploring the Interpretations, and Engaging the Theologies of the Christian Scriptures. (Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias Press, 2010), 163-177.
  • “Is There Room for Two? Cyril’s Single Subjectivity and the Prosopic Union.” Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly 52, no. 1 (2008), 95-110.
  • “Theodore of Mopsuestia’s Commentarius in Evangelium Iohannis Apostoli: Text and Transmission.” Augustinianum 43, no. 2 (2003), 473 - 493.
  • Duo filii and the homo assumptus in the Christology of Theodore of Mopsuestia: The Greek fragments of the Commentary on Ephemerides Theologicae Lovanienses 78 (2002), 57-78.
  • “Ephesus: A Roman, Jewish, and Christian Metropolis in the First and Second Centuries C.E.” Jian Dao: A Journal of Bible & Theology 7 (1997), 103-119.

Chapters in Books

  • “‘For You Have Been Planted Together With Christ’: Sacraments and the Life of the Church,” In George Kalantzis and Marc Cortez, eds. Come, Let Us Eat Together! Sacraments and the Unity of the Church. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2018.
  • “Antiochene Theology,” in Treier, Daniel J., and Walter A. Elwell, eds., Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Third edition. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017) 63.
  • “Energies, Divine,” in Treier, Daniel J., and Walter A. Elwell, eds., Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Third edition. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017) 272.
  • “Theodore of Mopsuestia,” in Treier, Daniel J., and Walter A. Elwell, eds., Evangelical Dictionary of Theology. Third edition. (Grand Rapids: Baker Academic, 2017) 873-74.
  • “A Witness to the Nations: Early Christianity and Narratives of Power,” in Kalantzis, George and Gregory W. Lee, eds. Christian Political Witness (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2014) 90-111.
  • “Who Is God?” in Gary Burge and David Lauber, eds., Theology Questions Our Students Ask (Downers Grove, IL: IVP Academic, 2014) 44-60.
  • “The Radicalness of the Evangelical Faith” in Kalantzis, George and Andrew Tooley (eds.), Evangelicals and the Early Church: Recovery • Reform • Renewal (Eugene: Cascade Books, 2011), 242-252.
  • “From the Porch to the Cross: Ancient Christian Approaches to Spiritual Formation,” in Jeffrey P. Greenman and George Kalantzis, eds.  Life in the Spirit: Spiritual Formation in Theological Perspective. (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2010), 63-81.
  • “Crumbs From the Table: Lazarus, the Eucharist, and the Banquet of the Poor in the Homilies of St. John Chrysostom,” in Mark Husbands and Jeffrey P. Greenman, eds. Ancient Faith for the Church’s Future (Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 2008), 156-168.
  • “The Sovereignty of God and Divine Transcendence: Two Views from the Early Church,” in George Kalantzis and D. Steven Long, The Sovereignty of God Debate (Eugene: Cascade Books, 2008), 27-41.
  • “George Kalantzis’s Response” to Process and Open Theology, in George Kalantzis and D. Steven Long, The Sovereignty of God Debate (Eugene: Cascade Books, 2008), 190-193.

Articles and Essays in Ecclesiastical Journals

  • “Muddy Feet at the Table.” Lead Article in Homily Service: An Ecumenical Resource for Sharing the Word, 40, no. 4 (April 2007).
  • “Welcoming the Word: Questions on the Texts for the Day—Palm/Passion Sunday, Maundy Thursday/Good Friday, Easter Vigil/Morning.” Homily Service: An Ecumenical Resource for Sharing the Word, 40, no. 4 (April 2007).
  • “‘A Christian Marriage is True Companionship’—Gregory of Nazianzus, Carmina2.1.262-275.” Kairos Journal (June 2007).
  • “The Duty of a Christian Leader is to Speak Up—Ambrose of Milan, Letter 40, Ad Theodosium." Kairos Journal (May 2007).
  • “The Duty of a Christian Citizen is to Toil for the Kingdom of God —Origen of Alexandria, Celsum 8.73, 74, 75.” Kairos Journal (June 2006).
  • “Nothing Commends the Christian Soul so Much as Mercy—Ambrose of Milan, On the Duties of the ClergyII. 38-39.” Kairos Journal (May 2006).
  • “‘Gentleness and love are the foundations of a strong marriage’—John Chrysostom, Homilies on Genesis7[22].” Kairos Journal (May 2006).
  • A Confessor's Life Should be Exemplary - Cyprian of Carthage, De Ecclesiae Catholicae Unitate 20-21.” Kairos Journal (April 2006).
  • “Faith, hope, and love transform us into the image of Christ—Clement of Alexandria, Stromateis 5.3” Kairos Journal (March 2006).
  • “Hate sin, but love the sinner! Clement of Alexandria, Stromateis 13.” Kairos Journal (March 2006).
  • How do Christians live? Theophilus of Antioch, Ad Autolycum15.” Kairos Journal (March 2006).
  • “God and the Emperor—Theophilus of Antioch, Ad Autolycum 11.” Kairos Journal (March 2006).
  • “Totus Tuus Ego Sum: At the Grip of the Unsayable.” Aware (Summer 2005).
  • “Πλατωνισμός & Ελληνική Φιλοσοφία: Οι Αποστολικοί Πατέρες – Μετά τους Αποστόλους” [Platonism and Greek Philosophy: Apostolic Fathers—After the Apostles] Ελεύθερο Βήμα 38 (2004, in Greek).
  • “Πλατωνισμός & Ελληνική Φιλοσοφία.” [Platonism and Greek Philosophy] Ελεύθερο Βήμα 37 (2003, in Greek).
  • “Χριστιανισμός και Ιουδαϊσμός στην Έφεσο Κατά τον Πρώτο και Δεύτερο μ.Χ. Αιώνα.” [Christianity and Judaism in Ephesus in the First and Second centuries C.E.] Ελεύθερο Βήμα 36 (2003, in Greek).

What is Christian Community?

In this TowerTalk, George Kalantzis, Ph.D., explores the nature of true Christian community. As it turns out, to learn to live like Christians – that is, little-Christs – takes time, patience, and above all, commitment.

 

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