Susan Wessel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Church History and Historical Theology
Area Director of Church History
Early Church History, Patristics, Conciliar History, Christology, Moral Psychology
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. She has published widely in the fields of early Church History and Patristics on topics ranging from the church councils, the practice of forgery, the development of the papacy, heresy, the passions and the emotions, memory, and compassion. The author of Leo the Great and the Spiritual Rebuilding of a Universal Rome and Cyril of Alexandria and the Nestorian Controversy: The Making of a Saint and of a Heretic, she is currently working on the theology of compassion in Patristic thought.