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Faculty of Divinity

Early Christian History, Doctrine and Texts
Christian Theology


Ryan holds a BA in Theology from Cambridge, a second BA in History from London, an MA in Classics from Durham and is presently a PhD candidate at Cambridge. Alongside his research he is also training for ordained ministry in the Church of England and serves as a Deans Vicar in Peterhouse Chapel. 


Other publications: 



Michael Motia, Imitations of Infinity, in Journal of Ecclesiastical History (Forthcoming)

Allison L. Gray, Gregory of Nyssa as Biographer, in Journal of Theological Studies (Forthcoming) 

Daniel Susskind, A World Without Work, in Theology and Science 

Popular Articles: 

'A bitter culture war in the fourth century shows we may not be as divided as we think' in The Conversation

(Republished in The IndependentReaction, and Yahoo)



Teaching and Supervisions


Ryan supervises the following papers:

B6 - Christianity in Late Antiquity

A4 - Christianity and the Transformation of Culture 



Other Professional Activities

Upcoming conference papers: 

'Desire: A Barrier to Human Flourishing in Gregory of Nyssa?' North American Patristics Society May 2022

"Rhetoric and Participatory Desire: The Role of Macrina in Vita MacrinaeGregory of Nyssa Colloquium September 2022

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Contact Details

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