This Autumn, The General Theological Seminary welcomes the Rev. Robyn M. Neville to the faculty as Visiting Professor of Church History. Prof. Neville is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Emory University in Atlanta and is scheduled to defend her dissertation this semester.
Since being ordained a priest in The Episcopal Church in 2003, Prof. Neville has served as Assistant Rector, Pastoral Associate, and Assisting Priest at parishes in Georgia, Massachusetts, and Virginia. She is a past grant recipient and fellow at the National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute, Oxford University, and recently she was elected to the board of directors of The Historical Society of The Episcopal Church. She has also served as co-chair of the Women's Caucus of the Southeastern Commission for the Study of Religion.
Alongside leading scholars in the fields of church history, liturgy, and Celtic studies, Prof. Neville has two articles on the Eucharist in medieval Irish narrative in the anthology, Treasures of Irish Christianity: People and Places, Images and Texts (Veritas, 2012). The chapter of her dissertation on the Church of Ireland has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming Wiley-Blackwell Companion to the Anglican Communion.
Prof. Neville also brings to GTS extensive teaching and lecturing experience. Among the classes she is teaching this Fall term is Medieval Christianity: Visionaries, Theologians, and Storytellers.