Tina Shepardson

Professor of Religious Studies

505 McClung Tower
Phone: 865-974-2181
E-mail: cshepard@utk.edu

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Tina Shepardson is a professor of early Christianity. She regularly lectures in the community on women, gender, and sexuality in Christianity; the politics of interpreting the Bible; and early Christian relations with Muslims and Jews. She has published two books: Anti-Judaism and Christian Orthodoxy: Ephrem’s Hymns in Fourth-Century Syria (2008); and Controlling Contested Places: Late Antique Antioch and the Spatial Politics of Religious Controversy (2014). Her research has been supported by fellowships from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS), among others.

Topics of expertise: early Christianity, gender and sexuality in Christianity, early Christian/Muslim relations, early Christian/Jewish relations

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