last update: 27 January 2011

Sheila E. McGinn, Ph.D.
Professor of Biblical Studies & Early Christianity
Department of Theology & Religious Studies
John Carroll University
20700 N. Park Blvd.
University Heights, Ohio 44118
Tel: 216-397-3087
Fax: 216-397-4518
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Graduate Education

Doctorate of Philosophy in Religious & Theological Studies, June 1989, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois

Doctoral Exams: Early Church; New Testament; Recent Roman Catholic Theology; Recent Protestant Theology.
Committee: Profs. Rosemary Radford Ruether (Chair), Robert Jewett and Richard Kieckhefer
Dissertation: The New Prophecy of Asia Minor and the Rise of Ecclesiastical Patriarchy in Second Century Pauline Traditions

Master of Arts in Theology, May 1981, maxima cum laude, The University of Dallas, Irving, Texas. Concentration: Early Christian Theology and Spirituality
Thesis: "St. Augustine's Confessions: the Role of Memoria in Participation."
Committee: Prof. David L. Balás, O.Cist. (Director) and Prof. Mark Jordan

Undergraduate Education

Bachelor of Arts in the History & Literature of Religions, June 1978, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois. Honors Thesis: "Grace and Free Will according to Augustine of Hippo and John Cassian."

Early Christianity &
New Testament Studies
History, literature, and theology of early Christianity in its Jewish and Greco-Roman context. Methods of interpretation of early Christian writings (including textual, rhetorical, and feminist critical approaches). Paulinism in I-II CE. Apocalypticism. Early Christian Apocrypha. Dead Sea Scrolls
Hebrew Bible History, literature and religion of ancient Israel in its ancient Near Eastern context. Redaction history, textual criticism, and literary analysis of the Tanakh. Intertestamental (especially apocalyptic) literature.
Religious Studies & Catholic Theology Study of the development of doctrines. Sociological, philosophical, archaeological, and anthropological approaches to the study of religion.

AAR American Academy of Religion CBA Catholic Biblical Association
AIBI Association Internationale Bible et Informatique EGLBS Eastern Great Lakes Biblical Society
AIEP Association Internationale d'Études Patristiques, Lyons (International Association for Patristic Studies) NAPS North American Patristic Society
CARG Computer-Assisted Research Section of the Society for Biblical Literature SBL Society of Biblical Literature
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