Paul M. Blowers

Dr. Paul M. Blowers
Address2101 Carmel Road
Charlotte, NC 28266

Dean E. Walker Professor of Church History, Emmanuel School of Religion

B.A., Milligan College,
M.Div., Emmanuel School of Religion,
M.A., University of Notre Dame,
Ph.D., University of Notre Dame,

Paul Blowers joined the Emmanuel faculty in 1989. He is currently the Dean E. Walker Professor of Church History. Educated as a historian of early and Byzantine Christianity, he has particular interests in the history of biblical interpretation and in the theological and spiritual tradition of the Eastern churches. He also teaches courses and conducts research in the Stone-Campbell heritage.

Dr. Blowers holds the B.A. magna cum laude from Milligan College, the M.Div. from Emmanuel, and the M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a John O’Brien Fellow. He is a member of the North American Patristics Society, the American Society of Church History, the Disciples of Christ Historical Society, and the Center for Catholic and Evangelical Theology. He is the author of Exegesis and Spiritual Pedagogy in Maximus the Confessor (University of Notre Dame Press, 1991) and of articles in Vigiliae Christianae, Studia Patristica, Pro Ecclesia, Church History, Journal of Early Christian Studies, and The Encyclopedia of Early Christianity. Most recently he has edited and translated The Bible in Greek Christian Antiquity and is a general editor of the Encyclopedia of the Stone-Campbell Movement.

Dr. Blowers has presented papers for sessions of the International Congress on Medieval Studies, the Oxford Patristics Conference, the International Colloquium on Origen of Alexandria, and the American Academy of Religion. He has been invited to teach courses in early Christian literature to monks of the Trappist Abbey of New Clairvaux in Northern California on three separate occasions.

Before coming to Emmanuel, Paul served an associate ministry in Lafayette, Indiana, and was a Visiting Assistant Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. Beyond the classroom, he enjoys travel, jogging the pleasant Appalachian foothills around his home, and, most of all, the company of his wife, Sandy, daughter, Leslie, and son, Colin.

Areas of Interest

Church History;

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