Crystal Lubinsky

Full Time Lecturer / Director of Religious Studies Program

History

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Liberal Arts 336

Education

2000University of North Carolina at WilmingtonBA History and Religion & Philosophy
2002New York UniversityMA in Religious Studies
2012University of Edinburgh, New College, UKPh.D. Ecclesiastical History

Teaching

  • Religious Studies
  • History of Christianity
  • Mythology - Scripture as Literature/History
  • Ancient History
  • Gender / Sexual Issues in Mediterranean

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Introduces students to historical method and perspective through comparative study of human societies and cultures. The concept of "civilization" is examined in varied contexts through comparisons of social, economic, and political institutions, as well as systems of thought and religion, from pre-history to around 1400.

A survey of Roman civilization from the origins of Rome to the age of Constantine, emphasizing Roman social and political institutions. Related topics include Roman imperialism, Latin literature, Roman religion, and early Christianity. Readings include a variety of primary sources.

This course will examine the response of several world religions to the following issues: human origins, purpose (teleology), evil, "redemption" and the "future estate." We will also examine how new religions often sprang from attempts to reform preexisting religious structure, necessitating a radical reinterpretation of the older religion's doctrines and institutions.

Introduction to the academic interdisciplinary study of religion, including the basic concepts and methodologies employed in understanding religion and interpreting religious beliefs, practices and artifacts. Topics covered may include historical and contemporary debates on religious issues, morality, the sacred and the profane and related themes.

Introduction to the academic interdisciplinary study of religion, including the basic concepts and methodologies employed in understanding religion and interpreting religious beliefs, practices and artifacts. Topics covered may include historical and contemporary debates on religious issues, morality, the sacred and the profane and related themes.

Introduction to the academic interdisciplinary study of religion, including the basic concepts and methodologies employed in understanding religion and interpreting religious beliefs, practices and artifacts. Topics covered may include historical and contemporary debates on religious issues, morality, the sacred and the profane and related themes.

Offered as needed to introduce historical and/or current topics or themes in Religious Studies, engaged at an advanced level. The specific topic is stated when the course is scheduled. May be repeated with change of content.

This course will examine the response of several world religions to the following issues: human origins, purpose (teleology), evil, "redemption" and the "future estate." We will also examine how new religions often sprang from attempts to reform preexisting religious structure, necessitating a radical reinterpretation of the older religion's doctrines and institutions.

Research

Research Interests

  • Monasticism
  • Saints - Hagiography
  • Sexuality
  • Ancient Mediterranean Cultures
  • Christian History

Select publications

Crystal Lynn Lubinsky
Studia Traditionis Theologiae
Removing Masculine Layers to Reveal a Holy Womanhood: The Female Transvestite Monks of Late Antique Eastern Christianity., 13

Crystal Lynn Lubinsky (2013).
Re-reading Masculinity in Christian Greco-Roman Culture through Ambrose and the Female Transvestite Monk, Matrona of Perge.
Studia Patristica, 69, 51-66.

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