Susan Wessel

Academic Areas

  • Church History
  • Historical and Systematic Theology
  • School

  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Expertise

  • Greek Patristics
  • Historical Theology
  • History of the Councils
  • Christology
  • Moral Psychology and the Emotions
  • Reception of Classical Philosophy and Rhetoric
  • Biography

    Susan Wessel (BA, Smith College; JD, MTS, Harvard University; STM, Union Theological Seminary in New York; PhD, Columbia University) is Ordinary Professor of Church History and Historical Theology, and the Area Director of Church History.  The author of Passion and Compassion in Early Christianity, Professor Wessel has published widely in the fields of patristics, historical theology, and early Christianity.

    Publications

    • Reading Augustine: On Compassion, Healing, Suffering and the Purpose of the Emotional Life

      Reading Augustine: On Compassion, Healing, Suffering and the Purpose of the Emotional Life

      Reading Augustine: On Compassion, Healing, Suffering and the Purpose of the Emotional Life

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    • Passion and Compassion in Early Christianity

      Passion and Compassion in Early Christianity

      Passion and Compassion in Early Christianity

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    • Leo the Great and the Spiritual Rebuilding of a Universal Rome

      Leo the Great and the Spiritual Rebuilding of a Universal Rome

      Leo the Great and the Spiritual Rebuilding of a Universal Rome

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    • Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy

      Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy

      Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy: The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic

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