I have just heard that Rev Dr Anthony Meredith SJ has died. As well as being a Catholic priest he was a distinguished patristics scholar at Oxford and London universities and he received me into the Roman Catholic Church when I was an undergraduate studying Christian theology at the University of London (several years later I converted to Islam). A kind and extremely learned man. Through his lectures and books I learnt about early Christian doctrine and the importance of Tradition (with a capital T). He was the only lecturer who referred to Jesus as “our Lord” in class. As a Christian I loved it!
In a brief bio he wrote about his work:
Apart from a collection of sermons, entitled Faith and Fidelity, published in 2000 whatever eke I have written either as articles, papers or books has all concentrated upon the Fathers. Although l have since then become intoxicated with Saint Augustine, everything else has been focused on Gregory of Nyssa. This includes The Cappadocians (1995) and Gregory of Nyssa (1999). The last book was published in 2012 entitled Faith and Philosophy in the Early Church.