Dr. Glen L. Thompson (GLT) began the fourthcentury.com website while he was Professor of History at Wisconsin Lutheran College (Milwaukee, WI) from 2002-2012. He continues to direct the site from Hong Kong where he is currently Professor of New Testament and Historical Theology at Asia Lutheran Seminary. He has an M. Div. degree from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Ancient History from Columbia University. He is a member of the North American Patristics Society, the Evangelical Theological Society’s Patristics Study Group, and the Society of Biblical Literature. His research centers on the fourth-century church in Rome.
Jonathan Polfer is a 2007 graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College. He majored in theology, with minors in computer science and mathematics. Originally he is from Big Rock, Illinois. As the initial site designer, he developed the original format and appearance of the website.
AMJ – Aaron M. Jensen, from Ixonia, WI, a graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, was Dr. Thompson’s research assistant from 2012-2015. He is responsible for the completion and revision of the translations of the fragments of Marcellus of Ancyra and the Jaffe-Kaltenbrunner Register of the Fourth Century Popes, as well as the translations of the Julius falsae, the listing of the Works of Constantine, and the listing and translation of the writings of Apollinaris of Laodicea and his followers.
AJW – Aaron J. West (Project Coordinator June 2007- August 2008) has a M.Div. degree from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and currently is a Ph.D. student in Semitic Studies at the University of Wisconsin. He is responsible for the following: Athanasius, Alexander, Hilary’s Works, The Collectio Avellana, Imperial Laws and Letters excluding CT 16, EOMIA, and Jerome’s Translations of Scripture. He translated several documents as well.
BR – Brandon Rogers translated Marcellus Fragments 76-96 for a winter-quarter independent study while a student at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary.
DN – Daniel Noonan is from Dousman, Wisconsin. He graduated Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2007 as a mathematics major . Under the supervision of Dr. Thompson, he translated fragments of Marcellus of Ancyra’ during the 2006-2007 school year.
ES – Erin Smolinski (Webmaster, January – May 2009) is a graduate of Wisconsin Lutheran College in elementary education.
GAD – Gregory A. Dickenson, worked on the website while a student at Wisconsin Lutheran College. He graduated in 2009 with a B.A. in political science. Greg produced a chronological list of laws relating to religion in the fourth century, based on the Theodosian Code, book 16.
JAB – Julius A. Buelow (Research Assistant August 2013 – 2014), from Carthage, MO, holds a B.A. Degree from Martin Luther College. He is studying at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary after completing a year of studies at Lutherisches Theologisches Seminar in Leipzig, Germany. His projects include working with Dr. Thompson on a synopsis of the fourth century histories of Theodoret, Sozomen, and Socrates.
JCB – Jacob C. Behnken (Project Coordinator August 2008-2010) was Dr. Thompson’s research assistant for several years while completing his M.Div. at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (2012). Jacob is from Brookings, South Dakota and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Martin Luther College.
JDZ – Jesse Denzin-Weber graduated from WLC in 2007 with a double major in both history and English. He compiled the list of Jerome’s letters and other works with Dr. Thompson during the 2006-2007 school year.
JJW – Jacob J. Werre (Webmaster May 2012 – May 2015) is from Viola, WI. He graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2015 with a degree in Communicative Arts and History. He initially was webmaster, but beginning in August of 2013 served as co-webmaster and student project manager. His contributions include the revision and extension of several brief biographies of fourth century writers, the updating of the Arius map page, and general guidance of the website as a whole.
JRZ – Jeremy R. Zima (Project Coordinator 2006-2007) graduated from WLC in 2007 with a music major, with emphases in guitar performance and music history. As project coordinator, he edited much of the original content on this site, handled the administrative duties, and co-authored papers about the website with Dr. Thompson which were presented at both the ETS and SBL national conferences. He created the Persecution Timeline, Eusebius’ Works Page, Arian Map, Athanasius Werke, Tetrarchy Table and Tetrarchy Chronology pages.
KDH – Kevin Douglas Hill is a PhD student at Durham University. His thesis is on the role of the Holy Spirit in deification according to Athanasius of Alexandria, and his research interests focus on Pneumatology, soteriology, and spirituality in the Greek Patristic tradition.
LSS – Lane Stuart Schultz served as the WLC history department’s research assistant during the fall semester of the 2008-2009 school year.
LT – Luke Thompson is a student at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, with a B.A. from Wisconsin Lutheran College and a M.A. in Philosophy from Marquette. He revised the translation of Chrysostom’s Commentary on Galatians 6.
MJB – Michael J. Birnie allowed us to post his English translation of the Church of the East’s councils of 410, 420 and 424 (part of his unpublished translation of the entire Synodicon Orientale). He has served since 1969 as pastor of St. Thomas’ Parish (Seattle, Washington), affiliated with the Chaldean Catholic Church.
MKM – Molly K. Miller (Webmaster, August-December 2008) is from Rochester, Minnesota. She earned an A.S. degree at Rochester Community and Technical College before enrolling at WLC. She contributed much to the website during her semester at Wisconsin Lutheran College. She is currently attending Winona State University in Minnesota.
MS – Marta Stahlfeld (Webmaster, August 2013-May 2016) is from Seattle, WA. She graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a degree in History and English. Her contributions include brief biographies of several fourth-century writers.
NJ – Nathanael J. Jensen from Ixonia, WI, is a graduate of Martin Luther College and a current student at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. He has been working as Dr. Thompson’s current research assistant since August of 2015. Nathanael’s contributions include updating the page on Early Egyptian Monasticism, compiling the chart and information on the genuine extant works of John Chrysostom, and assisting with the research and development of pages on the Early Church Historians. He is presently continuing his work on the translation of the Anonymous Church History.
OT – Orie J. Thomford from Chesaning, MI, is a graduate of Martin Luther College and a current student at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Orie has been working as a research assistant for Dr. Thompson since August of 2016. Orie has contributed the home pages for Socrates Scholasticus, Sozomen, and Theodoret, and he is currently working on A Harmony of Socrates, Sozomen, and Theodoret.
PSAM – Peter S.A. Metzger (2010-2011 Research Assistant) is a student at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary from Gladwin, Michigan. He holds a B.A. degree from Martin Luther College. Peter contributed in compiling the encyclopedic list of Councils and Creeds and translated a number of the Marcellus of Ancyra Fragments.
RMS – Rachael M. Schuman is from Paris, Illinois. She graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2008 with a B.A. in communication and an art minor. She compiled information on Egyptian Monasticism focusing mostly on the Pachomian Rule.
SM – Sarah Molkentin graduated from WLC in 2009 with a B.A. in English. Sarah served one semester as the general research assistant for the WLC History Department.
SMT – Shannon M. Turner (Webmaster August 2009-May 2012) is from West Bend, WI. She graduated in 2012 with a B.A. in history from WLC and is now a Ph.D. student in the medieval history program at The Ohio State University. Her contributions to the website include a list of Syriac authors, conciliar creeds of the fourth century, and documents concerning the Meletian schism, as well as brief biographies of several fourth century writers.
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