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Jennifer Hevelone-Harper

Chair, Department of History

Professor of History

B.A. Gordon College
M.A. University of Chicago
M.A., Ph.D. Princeton University


Teaching Fields:
Late Antiquity, Byzantium, Early Islam, Medieval and Early Modern Europe

Research Fields:
Christian Spirituality in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, Byzantine Gaza and Palestine, Development of Christian Thought

Selected Publications:
“Desert Fathers and Desert Literature,” Encyclopedia of Ancient History (Oxford: Blackwell, 2010).

"Ecclesiastics and Ascetics: Finding Spiritual Authority in Fifth and Sixth-Century Palestine." Hugoye: Journal of Syriac Studies 9.1 (2006). 

"Anchorite and Abbot: Cooperative Spiritual Authority in late Antique Gaza," in The Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Conference on Patristic Studies. (Leuven: Peeters, 2006).

Disciples of the Desert: Monks, Laity, and Spiritual Authority in the Sixth-Century. (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, 2005).

"The Three Heirs of Rome," in A History of World Civilizations from a Christian Perspective, edited by Jerry Pattengale. St. Marion, Indiana: Triangle Publishing, forthcoming.