The Catholic University of America

Publications by Robin Darling Young

Books

To Train His Soul in Books:  Essays on Syrian Asceticism In Honor of Sidney H. Griffith
Edited with Monica Blanchard
(Washington, D.C.:  CUA Press 2011)

Reading Religions in the Ancient World: Essays Presented to Robert McQueen Grant on his 90th Birthday
ed. with David Aune. Leiden:  Brill, 2007.  Supplement to Novum Testamentum.

In Procession Before the World: Martyrdom as Public Liturgy in Early Christianity
Pere Marquette Lecture, 2001.  (Milwaukee:  Marquette University Press, 2001)

In Dominico Eloquio, In Lordly Eloquence:  Essays on Patristic Exegesis in Honor of Robert L. Wilken
Edited with Paul M. Blowers, Angela Russell Christman, and David G. Hunter. 
(Grand Rapids:  Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2001)

Eznik of Kolb. On God
Translated and introduced, with Monica Blanchard
(Leuven: Peeters Press, 1998)

 

Published Articles:

“In Procession Before the World”:  Martyrs’ Sacrifices as Public Liturgy in Early Christianity. 

Pere Marquette Lecture, 2001. (Milwaukee:  Marquette University Press, 2001)

Eznik of Kolb. On God. Translated and introduced, with Monica Blanchard.  (Leuven: Peeters Press, 1998)

In Dominico Eloquio, In Lordly Eloquence:  Essays on Patristic Exegesis in Honor of Robert L. Wilken.  Edited with Paul M. Blowers, Angela Russell Christman, and David G. Hunter.  Grand Rapids:  Wm. B. Eerdmans, 2001.

Reading Religions in the Ancient World: Essays Presented to Robert McQueen Grant on his 90th Birthday, edited with David Aune. Leiden:  Brill, 2007.  Supplement to Novum Testamentum.

To Train His Soul in Books:  Essays on Syrian Asceticism In Honor of Sidney H. Griffith.  Edited with Monica Blanchard.  (Washington, D.C.:  CUA Press 2011)

Recent Articles and Essays

General:

“A Soldier of the Great War:  Henri de Lubac and the Uses of Early Christianity,” in Vatican II: Reconsiderations, in honor of John O’Malley, S.J., edited by James Heft (Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 2012)

“Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity, by Luke Timothy Johnson,” review essay with response by author, in Conversations in Religion and Theology 8.2 (November, 2010): 107-119

Articles In Press:

“The Meaning of Xeniteia in the Ascetic Gnostic Tradition,” in Ascetic Culture (see above)

“Problems in the Syriac Translation of the Letters of Evagrius of Pontus,” in Syriac Voices, ed. Maria Doerfler and Kyle Smith (Oxford?: 2014)

“Contemplation in the Letters of Evagrius of Pontus,” Studia Patristica XV ?? ed. Monica Tobon and Markus Vinzent (Peeters:  Leuven, 2013)

“Friendship Philosophical, Christian and Monastic,” in Studies in Christian Ethics, ed.

Submitted:

“This Lovely and Hidden Thing:  Contemplation of Nature in Evagrius of Pontus,” for The Christian Moses from the Gospels to Islam, ed. Philip Rousseau and Janet Timbie (Washington, D.C.:  CUA Press, 2014)

Asceticism and Mysticism

“The Monastic Odysseus:  Exile and Homecoming in the Letters of Evagrius of Pontus,” in Ascetic Cultures (see above)

“Introduction,” and “Divesting and Vesting in the Hymn of the Pearl,” in Reading Religions in The Ancient World Festschrift for Robert Grant  (see above)

“Gorgonia’s Silence:  The Sister of Gregory Nazianzen and the Ascetic Household,” Journal of Early Christian Studies (forthcoming)

“Cannibalism and Other Family Woes in Letter Fifty-Five of the Letters of Evagrius of Pontus,” in The World of Early Christianity: Language, Literature and Social Context (ed. James Goehring and Janet Timbie, Washington, D.C.:  The Catholic University of America Press, 2007)

“Evagrius the Iconographer:  Monastic Pedagogy in the Gnostikos.”  Journal of Early Christian Studies 9.1 (2001): 53-71.

“Appropriating Genesis and Exodus in Evagrius’ On Prayer,” in In Dominico Eloquio

Asceticism and Mysticism Forthcoming

“Evagrius on the Subject of Letters,” in After Evagrius

“Textual Problems in the Syriac Translations of Evagrius’ Letters,” in Syriac Encounters, ed. Lucas van Rompay, et al.

“Contemplation in the Letters of Evagrius of Pontus,” in Studia Patristica (collected papers of the Workshop on Contemplation in Evagrius, Oxford Patristic Conference, August, 2011)

“The Virtues as the Possibility of Friendship with Christ, according to Evagrius of Pontus,” in Modes of Godly Being: Eastern Orthodox Reflections on the Virtues, ed. Aristotle Papanicolaou and Perry Hamalis (Studies in Christian Ethics, Spring, 2013)

Themes of  Martyrdom in Early Christianity

“Martyrdom as Exaltation,” in Virginia Burrus, ed., A People’s History of Christianity (Minneapolis:  Fortress Press, 2005)

“The Eucharist as Sacrifice According to Clement of Alexandria,” in The Eucharist, ed. Roch Kereszty, 2003(?)

“Ignatius of Antioch, ‘Attaining the Father,’” Communio 26.2 (Summer, 1999): 331-342.

“One, Two, Three and Four Maccabees,” in The Women’s Bible Commentary, ed. Carol A. Newsom and Sharon H. Ringe.  Louisville, KY: Westminster John Knox Press, 1998 (first ed., 1992), pp. 317-334.

“The "Woman with the Soul of Abraham": Traditions about the Mother of the Maccabean

Martyrs,” in Women Like This: New Perspectives on Jewish Women in the Greco-Roman World, ed. Amy-Jill Levine.  Atlanta, GA:  Scholars Press, 1991.

Syriac and Armenian Christianity

“The Conversion of Armenia as a Literary Work,” in Conversion to Christianity from Late Antiquity to the Modern Age, ed. Calvin B. Kendall et al. (Minneapolis:  Center for Early Modern History/University of Minnesota, 2009)

 “Armenian Christian Literature,” “Jacob Baradaeus,” and  “Judaism and Christianity, in Encyclopedia of Early Christianity, (2ed) , ed. F. Norris and E. Ferguson.  New York and London: Garland, 1997.

“The Vita Severi,” introduction and translation in Ascetic Behavior in Graeco-Roman Antiquity,ed. V. Wimbush (Minneapolis, 1990)

“Ephrem on the Fate of the Jews,” in Symposium Syriacum  1984  (Orientalia Christian Analecta, Rome, 1989)

“Ephrem, Jacob and Narsai: Commentaries on the Hexaemeron,”  introduction and translation in Biblical Interpretation, ed. J. Trigg (Wilmington, 1987)

Armenian Authors

“Notes on Eznik of Kolb’s Discussion of the Incarnation,” St. Nersess Theological Review 1.2 (July, 1996): 169-180.

“The Armenian Adaptation of Evagrius' Kephalaia Gnostica,”  Origeniana Quinta, ed. R. Daly (1992)  

“Evagrius in Edessa:  Philoxenos of Mabbug’s Use of Evagrius in the Letter to Patricius,” in To Train His Soul in Books (see above)

Other

“Edith Stein on the Role of Women,” Carmelite Studies (ICS: Washington, D.C.) 2002 In the journal Communio

"'Father, Give me a Word': Patristic Voices in the Catechism." 21, no. 3 (1994): 461-72.

"Theologia in the Early Church." 24, no. 4 (1997): 681-90

"Ancient Culture and the Shape of Early Christian Discipleship." 25, no. 1 (1998): 151-159

"Ignatius of Antioch, 'Attaining the Father.'" 26, no. 2 (1999): 333-342

"'Knowing the True One is Acting the Truth.'" 27, no. 3 (2000): 609-11

"Philoxenos of Mabbugh and the Syrian Patristic Understanding of Justification." 27, no. 4 (2000): 688-700

With Peter J. Casarella. "Spirit and History: The Intelligence of Scripture." 24, no. 4 (1997)

‘‘Holy Women: Their Spiritual Influence in the Middle Ages,” in Spiritual Traditions for the

Contemporary Church, ed. R. Maas and G. O'Donnell.  (Nashville: Abingdon, 1990).

Review Essays

Essay on John G. Gager, The Origins of Anti-Semitism and Robert L. Wilken, John

Chrysostom and the Jews, in Religious Studies Review, vol. 11, no. 4 (October, 1985)

“Reading the Fathers. The Message of the Fathers of the Church,” The Living Light, vol. 23, no. 4 (June, 1987)

“Recent Interpretations of Early Christian Asceticism,” The Thomist  (January, 1990)