Anthony A. Briggman

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

    Anthony Briggman is on leave for the 17-18 academic year.

    In addition to his post at Candler, 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 Church History and Religious Culture.

    Selected publications

    • Faculty Publication
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    "Irenaeus: Creation & the Father's Two Hands," in SapientiaCarl F.H. Henry Center for Theological Understanding2017

    "Theological Speculation in Irenaeus: Perils and Possibilities," in Vigiliae ChristianaeBrill2017

    "Irenaeus on Natural Knowledge," in Church History and Religious Culture, vol. 95, issue 2-3 Brill2015

    "Literary and Rhetorical Theory in Irenaeus, Part 2," in Vigiliae ChristianaeBrill2015

    "Literary and Rhetorical Theory in Irenaeus, Part 1," in Vigiliae Christianae, vol. 69, issue 5 Brill2015

    "Irenaeus, Against Heresies selections," in Cambridge Early Christian Writings, Volume 1: GodCambridge University Press2015

    "Irenaeus' Christology of Mixture," in Journal of Theological Studies, vol. 64, issue 2 Oxford Journals2013

    Irenaeus of Lyons and the Theology of the Holy Spirit Oxford University Press2012

    "Spirit-Christology in Irenaeus: A Closer Look," in Vigiliae Christianae, vol. 66, issue 1 Brill2012

    "Revisiting Irenaeus' Philosophical Acumen," in Vigiliae Christianae, vol. 65, issue 2 Brill2011

    Selected awards

    Research Committee Grant, Emory University, 2017.

    Crystal Apple Award, Emory University

    Candler Teaching and Research Grant, Emory University

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

    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

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

    Dissertation Fellowship, Marquette University, 2007-2008.

    Tuition Scholarship, Marquette University, 2004-2009.

    Service of Word, Cannon Chapel, October 27, 2016

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

    "From Chemistry to Christology: An Early Christian Conception of Jesus" - Candler Practical Ministry Webinars, April 16, 2013

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

    Selected courses

    History of Early Christian Thought

    Early Monastic Thought and Practice ConEd Elective

    Doctrines and Creeds of the Early Church

    Early Christian Belief in the Holy Spirit