Mr. Justin Mihoc
My research will explore the beginnings of the Church and its earliest community, as presented by Acts 1-5, and its Patristic reception and interpretation. This thesis is intended as an interdisciplinary study situated at the interface between New Testament and Patristic Studies, and contributes to the growing scholarly field of the reception of the New Testament in the Patristic period.
The first part will deal with the critical questions relevant for the interpretation of Acts 1-5. Introductory questions, such as the issue of source and genre, a discussion on the relationship of the text forms, and a narratological analysis of the 'beginnings' as represented by Acts 1-5 will be included in this section, alongside the examination of the most important themes which feature in the first five chapters. The second part will deal with the transmission, reception and interpretation of the scriptural text in the Christian writings until John Chrysostom.
Other Research Interests
- Early Christianity
- Patristic Exegesis
- New Testament and Reception History
- Scripture and Tradition
- Orthodox Interpretation of Scripture