Brent Gilbert (SVOTS '04) has been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study in Athens, Greece for the 2011/12 Academic Year. The fellowship will fund research for Brent’s dissertation, titled “The Image of God, Greek Medicine and Trinitarian Polemic in Gregory of Nyssa’s De Hominis Opificio.” Brent’s dissertation investigates the influence of the ancient Greek medical tradition upon the theological debates of the fourth century, particularly St. Gregory of Nyssa’s polemic against Eunomius.
Brent will be conducting his research at the Gennadius Library, the Byzantine collection of the America School of Classical Studies at Athens. He will also be a Student Associate Member at the school. He will be embarking on this endeavor with his wife Rachel and children Max, Zelda, and Theo. We wish the entire Gilbert Family safe travels and success in this endeavor.
May God grant then many years!