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Hannah Grady

Hannah Grady


Theological Anthropology


Cappadocian Church Fathers

Theological Language

Narrative Theology


Hannah Grady is a Ph.D. student in Theology at the University of Cambridge's Faculty of Divinity. She holds a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Biola University, where she is a perpetual member of the Torrey Honors Institute. She also holds an M.Phil. in Christian Theology from the University of Cambridge, for which she focused on spiritual transformation in Gregory of Nyssa's thought. 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, and the Society of the Study of Theology.

Subject area and speciality

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Research Interests

Hannah Grady’s research focuses on Gregory of Nyssa, Gregory of Nazianzus, and Basil of Caesarea: the Cappadocian Church Fathers. In her research, she examines Biblical narratives interpreted as paradigms for spiritual transformation throughout their corpus. These Biblical narratives are interpreted as a means to explain abstract concepts such as spiritual transformation. By analyzing these, Hannah explores how narrative is used to enrich theology and spirituality, how Neoplatonic philosophy interacts with early Christianity, and what the Cappadocian concept of spiritual progress entails.



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