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Faculty of Divinity



  • Ancient Christianity: History and Theology
  • Late antique and medieval Church Councils and Synods
  • Authority and legitimacy in patristic theological discourses
  • The history of biblical exegesis


Key publications: 
  • Christus interpres. Die Einheit von Auslegung und Verkündigung in der Lukaserklärung des Ambrosius von Mailand. (Patristische Texte und Studien, 41) Berlin/New York (de Gruyter) 1994
  • Die Kirche der Väter. Vätertheologie und Väterbeweis in den Kirchen des Ostens bis zum Konzil von Ephesus (431). (Beiträge zur Historischen Theologie, 118) Tübingen (Mohr Siebeck) 2002
  • Research articles, eg., on the First Council of Ephesus, fourth-century synods; Origen, Athanasius, Ambrose of Milan, Cyril of Alexandria, Theodoret of Cyrus, John Cassian, Pope Celestine and others. Cf. recently:
    • The Synod of Constantinople, AD 383. History and Historiography, in: Millenium Jahrbuch 7 (2010), 133-168.
    • "Reading" the First Council of Ephesus (431), in: The Council of Chalcedon in Context, ed. R. Price & M. Whitby, (TTH Contexts, 1), Liverpool (University Press), 2009, 27-44.

Teaching and Supervisions

  • Christianity in Late Antiquity (to ca. 600)
  • Councils in Context
Reader in Ancient Christian History and Patristic Studies
Director of Studies in Theology, Homerton College
Dr Thomas  Graumann

Contact Details

01223 763023
Takes PhD students
Not available for consultancy


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