Anthony A. Briggman

Assistant Professor of the History of Early Christianity
Anthony A. Briggman
Phone: 404.727.6342
    • PhD, Marquette University, 2009
    • MDiv, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2000
    • BA, Cedarville University, 1997

    In addition to his post at Candler, The Rev. Dr. Anthony A. Briggman teaches in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion and in the Department of Religion.

    Briggman’s research interests lie in the Greek and Latin theologies constructed between A.D. 100 and 500. His research focuses on Irenaeus of Lyons, and, more broadly, 2nd and 3rd century Christian pneumatology, binitarian and Trinitarian theology, and Christology, with special attention to the influence of contemporaneous Jewish thought and ancient philosophy. His first book established the Jewish roots of Irenaeus’ pneumatology and their significance for his Trinitarian theology. He is presently working on a book examining Irenaeus’ conception of God and Christ with an eye toward the influence of ancient philosophy upon his thought.

    Since arriving in 2011, Briggman has served on several committees at Candler committed to advancing student and curricular goals. He is also a member of the North American Patristics Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. Briggman has been a peer reviewer for several scholarly journals, including the Journal of Theological Studies and Vigiliae Christianae.

    Selected publications

    • Faculty Publication
    • Faculty Publication

    "Irenaeus on Natural Knowledge," in Church History and Religious Culture, vol. 95, issue 2-3.Brill,2015

    "Literary and Rhetorical Theory in Irenaeus, Part 2," in Vigiliae Christianae.Brill,2015

    "Literary and Rhetorical Theory in Irenaeus, Part 1," in Vigiliae Christianae, vol. 69, issue 5.Brill,2015

    "Irenaeus, Against Heresies selections," in Cambridge Early Christian Writings, Volume 1: God.Cambridge University Press,2015

    "Irenaeus' Christology of Mixture," in Journal of Theological Studies, vol. 64, issue 2.Oxford Journals,2013

    Irenaeus of Lyons and the Theology of the Holy Spirit.Oxford University Press,2012

    "Spirit-Christology in Irenaeus: A Closer Look," in Vigiliae Christianae, vol. 66, issue 1.Brill,2012

    "Revisiting Irenaeus' Philosophical Acumen," in Vigiliae Christianae, vol. 65, issue 2.Brill,2011

    "Re-Evaluating Angelomorphism in Irenaeus: The Case of Proof 10," in Journal of Theological Studies, vol. 61, issue 2.Oxford Journals,2010

    "Dating Irenaeus' Acquisition of Theophilus' Correspondence To Autolycus: A Pneumatological Perspective," in Studia Patristica, vol. 45.Peeters,2010

    Selected awards

    Candler Teaching and Research Grant, Emory University, 2015.

    Candler Teaching and Research Grant for specialized research assistance, Emory University, 2011.

    National Residence Hall Honorary (NRHH) Faculty STAR Award, a student-commissioned award for teaching excellence, Marquette University, 2009-2011.

    The Rev. John P. Raynor, S.J., Fellowship, Marquette University, 2008-2009.

    Travel Award, Klingler College of Arts and Sciences RCM Graduate Travel Fund, Marquette University, 2008.

    Graduate and Professional Student Research Travel Award, Marquette University Graduate School, 2008.

    Dissertation Fellowship, Marquette University, 2007-2008.

    Tuition Scholarship, Marquette University, 2004-2009.

    Dean's Scholarship, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1998-2000.

    Chancellor Scholar, Cedarville University, 1993-1994.

    Service of Word and Table, Cannon Chapel, October 20, 2015

    Hear Briggman preach in Cannon Chapel via iTunes University (2013)

    Selected courses

    Early Christian Thought

    Early Monastic Thought and Practice ConEd Elective

    Doctrines and Creeds of the Early Church