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Bradley K. Storin

Bradley K. Storin

Assistant Professor

Ph.D.: Religious Studies, Indiana University, 2012

Phone: (225) 578-2221
Email: bstorin@lsu.edu 
Office: 122 Coates

Biography

Brad Storin grew up in Austin, Texas and received a B.A. in Religious Studies and Classics from the University of Texas in 2003. He also received an M.T.S. from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University (2005) and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies from Indiana University (2012).

 

Areas of Interest

Professor Storin specializes in the study of Christianity in late antiquity (ca. 100-600 C.E.) with specific interest in the convergence of religious identity, community formation, and literary innovation. He has published a number of scholarly articles in premier academic journals as well as an edited volume on late antique letter collections, encyclopedia entries, and translations of Greek, Latin, and Syriac texts. He is a co-editor and primary translator for a major six-volume series with Cambridge University Press, entitled “The Cambridge Edition of Early Christian Writings.” Currently, he is completing a monograph on the letter collection of St. Gregory of Nazianzus (ca. 330-390) that includes a full translation of those letters—for the first time in English—and a detailed argument that Gregory designed his collection to act as a retrospective autobiography.

 

Courses Offered

  • REL 1005 New Testament
  • REL 3000 Christianity
  • REL 4505: The Rise of Christianity
  • REL 4507: Topics in the History of Christianity: Christian Monasticism

 

Selected Publications

  • Self-Portrait in Three Colors: Gregory of Nazianzus’s Letter Collection (in progress).
  • “Father of Philosophers: New Modes of Self-Fashioning in the Writings of Gregory of Nazianzus” (in progress).
  • “Reconsidering Gregory of Nazianzus’s Letter Collection,” Studia Patristica 95 (forthcoming 2017).
  • “The AutoHagioBiography of Gregory Nazianzus,” Studies in Late Antiquity 1.3 (2017): 254-281.
  • Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide, ed. Cristiana Sogno, Bradley K. Storin, and Edward J. Watts (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017).
  • "Introduction: Greek and Latin Epistolography and Epistolary Collections in Late Antiquity,” with Cristiana Sogno and Edward J. Watts, in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide, 1-12.
  • “The Letter Collection of Gregory of Nazianzus,” in Late Antique Letter Collections: A Critical Introduction and Reference Guide, 81-101.
  • “In a Silent Way: Asceticism and Literature in the Rehabilitation of Gregory of Nazianzus,” Journal of Early Christian Studies 19.2 (2011): 225-57.

 

Awards and Honors

  • Recipient of 2017 Tiger Athletic Foundation Teaching Award
  • Recipient of 2016 LSU HSS Nicholson Award for Outstanding Faculty Member