In addition to his post at Candler, Dr. Anthony A. Briggman teaches in Emory’s Graduate Division of Religion in the Laney Graduate School, and in the Department of Religion at Emory College of Arts and Sciences, and is associate faculty in the Department of History.
Briggman’s academic research interests lie in the Greek, Latin, and Syriac theologies constructed between A.D. 100 and 600. His research has focused on Irenaeus of Lyons, and, more broadly, 2nd and 3rd century Christian pneumatology, binitarian and trinitarian theology, and Christologies, with special attention to the influence of contemporaneous Jewish thought and ancient philosophical and rhetorical theories. His first book established the Jewish roots of Irenaeus’ pneumatology and their significance for his trinitarian theology; his second book highlighted the metaphysical dimensions of Irenaeus’ conception of God and Christ. He is now studying the early Christian use of ancient scientific theories to explain the person and work of Jesus Christ from the 2nd through 7th centuries.
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 served as a peer reviewer for several scholarly journals and presses, including the Journal of Theological Studies, Vigiliae Christianae, and Cambridge University Press.