Prof. Charles StangProfessor of Early Christian Thought

    Research and Teaching Profile

    Charles Stang’s research and teaching focus on the history and theology of Christianity in late antiquity, especially Eastern varieties of Christianity. More specifically, he is interested in the development of asceticism, monasticism, and mysticism in Eastern Christianity.

    Other interests include ancient philosophy, especially Neoplatonism; the Syriac Christian tradition, especially the spread of the East Syrian tradition along the Silk Road; religions of the late antique Mediterranean, especially Manichaeism; and modern continental philosophy and theology, especially as they intersect with the study of religion.

    Selected Publications

    Our Divine Double (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2016)

    Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: “No Longer I.” (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012).

    Co-editor with Zachary Guiliano, The Open Body: Essays in Anglican Ecclesiology (New York: Peter Lang, 2012).

    Co-editor with Sarah Coakley, Rethinking Dionysius the Areopagite (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2009).

    Editor, The Waking Dream of T.E. Lawrence: Essays on His Life, Literature, and Legacy (New York: Palgrave, 2002).

    “Evagrius of Pontus on the ‘great gift of letters,’” in M. Doerfler, E. Fiano, K. Smith, and L. Van Rompay (eds), Syriac Encounters: Papers presented at the Sixth North American Syriac Symposium Held a Duke University, 26-29 June 2011, edited by (Louvain: Peeters, 2015).

    “Negative Theology from Gregory of Nyssa to Dionysius the Areopagite,” in Julia Lamm (ed), The Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Christian Mysticism (Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012), pp. 161-176.

    “Writing,” in Amy Hollywood and Patricia Z. Beckman (eds), The Cambridge Companion to Christian Mysticism (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), pp. 252-263.

    “Introduction” (co-authored with Zachary Guiliano) and [12] “The Beginning and End of All Hierarchy,” in Zachary Guiliano and Charles M. Stang (eds), The Open Body: Essays in Anglican Ecclesiology (New York: Peter Lang, 2012), pp. 1-18, 103-124.

    “The Two ‘I’s of Christ: Revisiting the Christological Controversy,” Anglican Theological Review 94:3 (Summer 2012): 529-547.





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