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Susan Myers

Associate Professor
Degree
Ph.D. University of Notre Dame
Office
JRC 123
Phone
(651) 962-5321
Toll Free
(800) 328-6819, Ext. 2-5321
Fax
651-962-5310
Mail
Mail #JRC 109, University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave.
St. Paul MN 55105




Academic History

 B.A., Magna cum laude, Theology, College of St. Benedict, St. Joseph, MN, 1980
 M.A., Theology (Scripture), St. John's University, Collegeville, MN, 1986
 M.A., Theology (Biblical Studies), University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 1992
 Ph.D., Christianity and Judaism in Antiquity, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2003
 
Expertise

  New Testament
  Early Christianity
  Syriac-speaking Christianity 

Selected Publications

“Antecedents of the Feminine Imagery of Spirit in the Acts of Thomas.” Apocrypha 26 (2015): 103–118.

 Portraits of Jesus: Studies in Christology, ed. (WUNT 2.321; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2012).

 Spirit Epicleses in the Acts of Thomas (WUNT II 281; Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2010).

 “Revisiting Preliminary Issues in the Acts of Thomas.” Apocrypha 17 (2006): 95–112.

 “Initiation by Anointing in Early Syriac-Speaking Christianity.” Studia Liturgica 31 (2001): 150–170.

 Friars and Jews in the Middle Ages and Renaissance, ed. with Steven J. McMichael (Leiden: Brill, 2004).
 

Professional Memberships

North American Patristic Society                                                                                                                                                  National Women’s Studies Association                                                                                                                                         Catholic Biblical Association
Society of Biblical Literature 

Fall 2019 Courses

Fall 2019 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
WMST 205 - 01 Found in Women's Studies - - - - - - - -

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Course Registration Number:

43740 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Susan E. Myers

This multi-disciplinary course is designed to raise awareness of women's status and women's diversity; to critically examine disciplines and social practices through the lens of feminist theory; to recover past achievements of women and survey the work that women do now; to expand perspectives; and to provide a basis for critical evaluation of future learning. Available each semester on at least one consortial campus, usually offered at UST Spring semester. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum.

Schedule Details

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J-Term 2020 Courses

J-Term 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 431 - L01 Women in the Early Church - T W R F - - 0900 - 1200 MHC 201

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- T W R F - -

Time of Day:

0900 - 1200

Location:

MHC 201

Course Registration Number:

10327 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

Instructor:

Susan E. Myers

The literature of early Christianity is filled with ambiguity concerning women's role in the churches and in the story of salvation. Women's subordination was justified on the basis of Eve's role in bringing evil and sin into the world. At the same time, women were presented as heroines and models of the ideal Christian life. They held roles of leadership within early church communities, even while early church writers argued against their right to do so. This course will examine a wide range of primary texts by and about women in the early Christian churches in order to explore the relationship between faith and culture as the context for understanding women's role and status in the early church. It will also look at ways in which these texts might be relevant for the modern context. This course fulfills the Human Diversity requirement in the core curriculum. Prerequisite: THEO 101 and one 200-level or 300-level THEO course, and PHIL 115

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Spring 2020 Courses

Spring 2020 Courses
Course - Section Title Days Time Location
THEO 210 - W02 New Testament - T - R - - - 1330 - 1510 MHC 203

Days of Week:

- T - R - - -

Time of Day:

1330 - 1510

Location:

MHC 203

Course Registration Number:

22750 (View in ClassFinder)

Credit Hours:

4 Credit Hours

Instructor:

Susan E. Myers

This course involves the student in an intensive historical, literary and theological reading of major portions of the New Testament in the Jewish and Greco-Roman contexts and from the perspective of modern methods of biblical interpretation. In addition, the course explores the New Testament as a foundational document for modern Christian traditions in the development of doctrine, in the expressions of worship and in the articulation of moral principles. Prerequisite: THEO 101

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