Karen Jo Torjesen

 Karen Jo Torjesen

Address1325 N. College Avenue
Claremont, CA

History of Christianity; Womens Studies in Religion, Claremont School of Theology

Ph.D., Claremont Graduate School,

Professor Torjesen’s research interests include constructions of gender and sexuality in early Christianity, authority and institutionalization in the early churches, hermeneutics and rhetoric in late antiquity, and comparative study of Greek and Latin patristic traditions. During her tenure as assistant professor of patristic theology at the University of Goettingen (Germany), her book Hermeneutical Procedure and Theological Structure in Origen’s Exegesis was published by de Gruyter. Her most recent book is When Women Were Priests: Women’s Leadership in the Early Church and the Scandal of their Subordination in the Rise of Christianity.

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