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.

An introduction to the history of Greek civilization, from Minoan and Mycenaean times to the Hellenistic period. Emphasis will be on cultural and intellectual developments in their social and political contexts.

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.

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.

An historical, cultural, and religious study of the emergence of Christianity from its Biblical and Jewish origins through its Greek and Roman influences to the time of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation.

Academic analysis of the New Testament and Christian apocrypha, Critical study of Christian literature utilizes various sociological and literary analysis methods to reveal a deeper historical context of this literature's production. This is an academically focused course, so questions of personal faith or devotion will not be entertained, though community faith-based ideology and identity are topics that this class will cover.

Academic analysis of the New Testament and Christian apocrypha, Critical study of Christian literature utilizes various sociological and literary analysis methods to reveal a deeper historical context of this literature's production. This is an academically focused course, so questions of personal faith or devotion will not be entertained, though community faith-based ideology and identity are topics that this class will cover.

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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