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Michael Petrin

Assistant Professor


School of the Humanities

Courses taught:

Encountering Faith RST-112
ST: New Testament/Early Church RST-250R
History of Christianity RST-330
ST: Catholic Social Teaching RST-450D
ST: Biblical Interpretation RST-450G
ST: Asceticism and Monasticism RST-450I
Professor Michael Petrin specializes in the history of early and medieval Christianity. His research focuses on religious literature in Greek, Latin, and Syriac, and he is currently writing a book on the fourth-century bishop Gregory of Nyssa.

Professor Petrin enjoys introducing students to theology and religious studies, and he is also deeply committed to ecumenical and interreligious dialogue. Prior to joining the faculty at Marywood, he taught at the Catholic University of America (Washington, DC) and the University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, Indiana).

• Ph.D., University of Notre Dame
• M.T.S., University of Notre Dame
• B.A., Stanford University

Areas of Interest:
• Early and Medieval Christianity
• Ancient Philosophy
• Spirituality
• Biblical Interpretation
• Catholic Theology
• Ecumenical Dialogue
• Interreligious Dialogue