Crystal Lubinsky

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.

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.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

Graduate Seminars in history are designed to allow participants to pursue reading and research on a particular historical topic. Course may be repeated with change of topic.

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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