Susan Wessel (BA, Smith College; JD, MTS, Harvard University; STM, Union Theological Seminary in New York; PhD, Columbia University) is Associate Professor of Church History and Historical Theology and the area director of Church History. She has published widely in the fields of early Christianity and Patristics on such topics as compassion, the passions and the emotions, moral ethics, memory, forgery, and the formation of doctrine.
The author of Passion and Compassion in Early Christianity, Dr. Wessel is currently working on the phenomenon of healing in the early Christian world.
Areas of Expertise
History of the Councils
Christian Intellectual History
Compassion and the Emotions
Passion and Compassion in Early Christianity
(Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 2016).
TRS 220 Church Through The Ages: Paul to Luther
TRS 460 Special Topics in Theology
TRS 622 Ancient and Medieval Church History
TRS 721A Patristic Thought and the Emotions
TRS 723C Topics in Greek Patristics I
TRS 723D Topics in Greek Patristics II
TRS 727: Writing Church History
TRS 727A Patristic Anthropology
TRS 727B Formation of Orthodoxy from Nicaea I to Nicaea II
TRS 822B The Cappadocian Theologians
TRS 822D Irenaeus and the Gnostics
TRS 822E Maximos the Confessor