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Daniel Nodes

Professor of Classics

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  • Ph.D. 1982, University of Toronto
  • M.A. 1976, University of New Hampshire
  • B.A. 1974, St. Peter's College


  • Late Antiquity and the Early Medieval Period, Classical Tradition in the Renaissance


Daniel Nodes is Professor of Classics. He served as Classics Department Chair from 2012 to 2015. Before coming to Baylor he was the founding Chair of Classics and Early Christian Literature in Ave Maria University, FL, and he has been Chair of Classics in Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, and director of Graduate Liberal Studies in Hamline University, St. Paul, MN. Dr. Nodes has been a research fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities and has been awarded research grants from American Council of Learned Societies, UCLA, St. Louis University, and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Research Interests

Dr. Nodes’s publications address intersections of classical literary culture and Christian doctrine over a broad spectrum of literary genres and historical periods from late antiquity through the early modern period.

Selected Publications


  • Parables on a Roman Comic Stage: Samarites — Comoedia de Samaritano Evangelico (1539) by Petrus Papeus Together with the Commentary of Alexius Vanegas of Toledo (1542). Drama and Theatre in Early Modern Europe 7. Leiden: E.J. Brill, 2017.
  • John Colet’s Commentary on the Ecclesiastical Hierarchy of Dionysius (with Daniel Lochman). Leiden: E.J. Brill. 2013.
  • Commentary on the Sentences of Petrus Lombardus ‘ad mentem Platonis’ by Giles of Viterbo, 1469-1532. Leiden: E.J. Brill. 2010. The first critical edition of this text.
  • Doctrine and Exegesis in Latin Biblical Poetry. Leeds: Cairns. 1993.
  • The Fall of Man: Avitus Books 1-3. Toronto: Pontifical Institute. 1985.

Recent Journal Articles

  • “Exegetical Traditions and the Artes Praedicandi in the Collationes de tempore of Frater Petrus (14th c.),” Medieval Sermon Studies 61 (2017), 1-25.
  • “Giles of Viterbo” in Encyclopedia of Renaissance Philosophy. Ed. Marco Sgarbi. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing, 2015-.
  • “Hellenism and the Sentences-Commentary of Giles of Viterbo (1469-1532).” Journal of Ecclesiastical History 66.1 (2015), 19-46.
  • “Personal, Societal and Literary Reform in John Colet’s Ecclesiastical Hierarchy.” Church History 83.3 (2015), 547-570..
  • “The Gift of the Holy Spirit and Divine Eros: Egidio of Viterbo’s Encomium at the Conclusion of his Commentarium.” In Egidio da Viterbo, cardinale agostiniano, tra Roma e l’Europa del Rinascimento. Rome: Roma nel Rinascimento, 2014, 121-137.
  • “Conciliatory Reflections on the Procession of the Holy Spirit in Giles of Viterbo’s Sentences Commentary”, Scottish Journal of Theology 64.2( 2011).
  • “A Witness to Theosis Effected: Maximus Confessor on the Lord’s Prayer,” Saint Vladimir’s Theological Quarterly, 54 (2010).
  • “The Organization of Augustine’s Psalmus contra partem Donati”, Vigiliae Christianae 63 (2009).

Forthcoming in 2018

  • Frater Petrus. Collationes pro tempore, edition, translation and commentary. Completion date spring, 2018.


  • “Les paraboles évangéliques dans la poésie latin du XIIe au XVe siècle.” Spring, 2018.
  • “The Merging of Linguistic Idioms in the Commentary Genre: The Case of Alejo Vanegas of Toledo (1542).” Summer, 2018.