Diana Swancutt

 Diana Swancutt

AddressYale Divinity School
409 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 6511

New Testament, Yale Divinity School, Yale University

B.S., University of Florida,
B.A., University of Florida,
M.Div., Duke University,
Ph.D., Duke University,

A Society of Biblical Literature Regional Scholar and recent winner of the Lilly/ATS Faculty Sabbatical Grant, Professor Swancutt combines interests in gender, ethnicity and empire studies, rhetoric, ideological criticism, and ancient social practices in her interdisciplinary research. She focuses on early Christian identity formation in Pauline communities, particularly the resocialization of Greeks into Pauline Christian Judaism. Her first book, Pax Christi: Empire, Identity, and Protreptic Rhetoric in Paul’s Letter to the Romans, will be published this year. Among her current writing projects are monographs on the effects of Roman imperialism on religious and ethnic education in Pauline communities, and on gender ideology and the Body of Christ. Among the courses she teaches are Gender in Early Christianity, Crafting Early Christian Identities, the Modern Jesus, Queer Praxis and the Church, Pauline Ethics, Reading the Bible Differently: Epistemology and Community-Based Interpretation, and exegesis classes in the Pauline letters.

Areas of Interest

New Testament;

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