His earlier work proved influential in setting up in the Anglican Church of Australiawith non-territorial jurisdictions. Cultural bishops
More recently he has focused upon the creation of a monarch bishop at Rome in the late second and early third centuries, emerging from the events surrounding the dispute between Callistus and the Hippolytan School. Not only has his thesis implications for the origin of the Papacy, but also the dispute over how modern the new liturgical rites are that were developed as part of the Ecumenical dialogue of the second half of the last century. .The rediscovered and reconstructed Hippolytan Apostolic tradition was used as the basis for the new Rites of Vatican II that transplanted those of Trent, and disputes about that text has ecumenical implication.
His publications fall under the main headings listed in the yellow boxes
With the support of grants from the Leverhulme Trust (1998-2000), and from the British Academy (1996-1997) and, currently, (2009-2011), Allen Brent is pursuing a project that examines the development of early Christianity in the matrix of Graeco-Roman civilization from New Testament times until Julian the Apostate. His particular concerns are with the early development of political theology. Publications arising.
Allen Brent was born in the east end of London at the outbreak of the second world war and was educated in the universities of Cambridge and London in the nineteen sixties. Early Life
Allen Brent is convenor of the Second National Patristic Conference to be held in Cambridge 9-11 September, 2009, at the Faculty of Divinity, with residential places available in Selwyn College Cambridge. Details. Patristic conference
His most recent books at present in press are a political history of early Christianity and a study of Cyprian in the context of Roman society and law particularly represented by third century Carthage in North Africa. See
Allen Brent, spent the longest and most productive period of his career as Associate Professor in History, at James Cook University of North Queensland, Australia. Australian Biography.
He is now, in retirement in Cambridge, an Affiliated Lecturer in the Faculty of Divinity in the University of Cambridge where he teaches Early Christian History. Recently he was awarded the senior higher doctorate of Cambridge University, the Doctor of Divinity (D.D.). His contribution to the Faculty is best summed up in its formal submission of his work published by the RAE (2009), and in the Faculty's profile of general staff contributions.
Early Christian History and Literature
|University of Huddersfield||Lecturer in Philosophy of Education|
|dAustralia||A/Professor History, 1980-1995|
|St Edmund's College, Cambridge||Senior Member, 2001-|
|Divinity FacultyUniversity of Cambridge||Member, 2002- Affiliated Lecturer, 2008-|
|Diocese of N. Queensland||
Deaconed Ascension 1983
|Cathedral of S. Anne and S.James||St. Luke's Canon|
|St Matthews Mundingburra||Honory Assistant Priest|
Anglican Church of Australia
|Diocese of Exeter||License Under Seal|
|Ascension, Crownhill, Plymouth||Honorary Assistant Priest|