M.A. - Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (2007)
B.A. - Northwest University (2003)
Jon Stanfill earned his BA in Pastoral Ministries from Northwest University in Washington. While his interest in New Testament studies led him to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts, it was an unexpected encounter with the Apostolic Fathers that developed into a love of the second century and an MA in Church History. At Fordham, he has focused on late antique and Byzantine Christianity, and more specifically, his current research grapples with the intersection of ethnicity, religious identity, and pastoral care in late antiquity. His dissertation, under the supervision of George Demacopoulos, is entitled "Embracing the Barbarian: The Syrians and Goths in the Pastoral Strategy of John Chrysostom." He is also a candidate for the Advanced Doctoral Certificate in Medieval Studies (Medieval History and Manuscript Studies). In addition to his research, he has taught Faith and Critical Reason, Introduction to the New Testament, and Byzantine Christianity.
Jon had the exciting opportunity to participate in the 2011 Medieval Greek Summer Session at the Gennadius Library of the American School in Classical Studies at Athens with a full scholarship from the A.G. Leventis Foundation. To read more, visit Doctoral Students Study Byzantine Greece by Traveling to the Source