Assistant Director of Graduate Studies (ADGS): Stephen J. Davis
Core Faculty Teaching Group in Ancient Christianity: Harold Attridge (Divinity/New Testament), Stephen J. Davis, Maria Doerfler, Felicity Harley-McGowan (Divinity/History of Art), Noel Lenski (Classics and History), Andrew McGowan (Divinity)
Cognate Area Faculty: Gerhard Böwering (Islamic Studies), Jimmy Daccache (Northwest Semitics), Michal Beth Dinkler (Divinity/New Testament), Steven Fraade (Ancient Judaism), Frank Griffel (Islamic Studies), Christine Hayes (Ancient Judaism), Yii-Jan Lin (Divinity/New Testament), Vasileios Marinis (Divinity, Art and Architecture), Robert Nelson (History of Art), Bryan Spinks (Divinity/Liturgics), Gregory S. Sterling (Divinity/New Testament), Travis Zadeh (Islamic Studies)
Information on the Ph.D. in Ancient Christianity
Yale is especially rich in resources for the study of Ancient Christianity. Students benefit from
- a large, varied, and accessible graduate faculty specializing in late antiquity
- a select student body
- virtually complete library resources (Sterling Memorial Library, Divinity Library, Classics Library)
- important collections of Greek, Latin and Coptic papyri and other ancient manuscripts in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, as well as inscriptions, coins, and art in the Yale Art Gallery
- ongoing archeological excavations and surveys of Christian monastic sites in Egypt, as well as on-site archival work and manuscript study led by Prof. Stephen J. Davis, in conjunction with Yale in Egypt
- close connections with other departments of Arts and Sciences (especially Classics/Roman History, History of Art, and Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations) and with the Divinity School.
The atmosphere is interdepartmental, interdisciplinary, and collegial: graduate students and faculty in Ancient Christianity meet with those from half a dozen graduate programs on antiquity every other Monday for a luncheon colloquium—the “Greco-Roman Lunch.” This informal occasion provides an opportunity for participants to present their own current research in a short, twenty-minute format, or to learn about the most recent work being conducted in other, related fields at Yale.
The Department of Religious Studies
P.O. Box 208287
New Haven, CT 06520-8287
Phone: (203) 432-0828