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Faculty of Divinity

Theological Anthropology
Gregory of Nyssa
Cappadocian Church Fathers
Early Christianity
Byzantine Theology
Theological Language
Narrative Theology


Hannah Black is a Ph.D. candidate in Christian Theology at the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Divinity, working under Dr. Simeon Zahl. Her Ph.D. research attends to feminist critiques of violent atonement theories and presents one constructive solution by resourcing Gregory of Nyssa's premodern soteriological imaginary. This research considers Gregory of Nyssa's usage of Biblical imagery such as ascent, marriage, and healing in order to evoke an imaginative understanding of the soteriological process in human beings.

She holds a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Biola University, where she is a perpetual member of the Torrey Honors College. She also holds an M.Phil. in Christian Theology from the University of Cambridge.

Before coming to Cambridge, she taught English Literature and Composition at the high school level in California. 

She is a member of the North American Patristic Society, the American Academy of Religion, the Society of the Study of Theology, and the Byzantine Studies Association of North America.

Ph.D. Candidate in Christian Theology
Decani Scholar at Clare College Chapel

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