Maria E. Doerfler

Assistant Professor of the History of Christianity in Late Antiquity
059F Langford

Duke Divinity School
Duke University
407 Chapel Drive
Duke Box #90968
Durham, NC 27708-0968
(919) 660-3527
  • B.A. (Princeton University)
  • J.D. (University of California, Los Angeles)
  • M.A.T. (Fuller Theological Seminary)
  • Ph.D. (Duke University)

Professor Doerfler’s academic research focuses on the development of Christianity in its social and political context during the first six centuries of the Common Era. She is particularly interested in Early Christian readings of Scripture and their deployment in situations of personal or communal crisis. Her work has appeared in The Journal of Ecclesiastical History, Le Muséon, Church History, and the Journal of Early Christian Studies. She is currently working on her first book, a study of the intersection of Roman law and monastic and clerical formation in the Latin West at the turn of the fifth century.

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