Susan Wessel

Academic Areas

  • Church History
  • Historical and Systematic Theology
  • School

  • School of Theology and Religious Studies
  • Expertise

  • Early Christianity
  • Patristics
  • History of the Councils
  • Christian Intellectual History
  • Moral Psychology
  • Compassion and the Emotions
  • Biography

    Susan Wessel (BA, Smith College; JD, MTS, Harvard University; STM, Union Theological Seminary in New York; PhD, Columbia University) is Professor of Church History and Historical Theology and the area director of Church History. She has published widely in the fields of early Christianity and Patristics on such topics as compassion, the passions and the emotions, moral ethics, memory, forgery, and the formation of doctrine.

    The author of Passion and Compassion in Early Christianity, Dr. Wessel is currently working on the phenomenon of healing in the early Christian world.

    Publications

    • 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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