Kevin J Madigan

Kevin J Madigan

Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History (HDS)
Kevin Madigan

BA, College of the Holy Cross
MA,University of Virginia
MA, PhD,University of Chicago

Kevin Madigan is a historian of medieval Christian religious practice and thought. He began teaching at HDS in 2000 and in October 2009 was named Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History. He specializes in medieval Christianity. His book Olivi and the Interpretation of Matthew in the High Middle Ages (University of Notre Dame Press) was published in 2003, and his study The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development was brought out by Oxford University Press in 2007 and supported by a research fellowship from the National Endowment for the Humanities. With Carolyn Osiek, Madigan co-authored Ordained Women in the Early Church: A Documentary History (Johns Hopkins, 2005; translated into Spanish 2008). In 2008, Madigan and Jon Levenson of HDS published Resurrection: The Power of God for Christians and Jews (Yale University Press), a project partly written during 2006-07 when Madigan was winner of a Luce Theological Fellowship; it is now being translated into Chinese. Madigan has recently published a new history of the medieval church, entitled Medieval Christianity:  A New History (Yale University Press, 2014).   He has spent parts of the past few years and one entire academic year at the Vatican Archives, the result of which will be a book on Italian fascism and the churches, to be brought out by Yale in 2020.  Professor Madigan is currently teaching.  He will be on leave 2018-19. 


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Methodologies and Approaches