Kevin J. Madigan

Kevin J. Madigan
Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History and Associate Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs
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617.496.1950
Andover 403 and Andover 207
Alison Batty
617.384.6598

Education

  • BA, College of the Holy Cross
  • MA, University of Virginia
  • MA, PhD, University of Chicago

Profile

Kevin Madigan is a historian of medieval Christian religious practice and thought. He began teaching at HDS in 2000 and in October 2009 was named Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History. He was appointed associate dean for faculty and academic affairs, as of July 2012. He specializes in medieval Christianity. His book Olivi and the Interpretation of Matthew in the High Middle Ages (University of Notre Dame Press) was published in 2003, and his study The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development was brought out by Oxford University Press in 2007. With Carolyn Osiek, Madigan co-authored Ordained Women in the Early Church: A Documentary History (Johns Hopkins, 2005; translated into Spanish 2008). In 2008, Madigan and Jon Levenson of HDS published Resurrection: The Power of God for Christians and Jews (Yale University Press), a project partly written during 2006-07 when Madigan was winner of a Luce Theological Fellowship; the book is now being translated into Chinese. Madigan has contracted with Yale University Press for a new textbook in medieval Christianity tentatively entitled "The Medieval Church: A Modern History." He also regularly teaches courses on the Holocaust and has published several articles on the Roman Catholic Church during the Nazi period.

Current and future courses

Selected publications

  • Resurrection: The Power of God for Christians and Jews (Yale University Press, 2008) Publisher page
  • The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development (Oxford University Press, 2007) Publisher page
  • Ordained Women in the Early Church: A Documentary History (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005) Publisher page
  • Olivi and the Interpretation of Matthew in the High Middle Ages (University of Notre Dame Press, 2003) Publisher page

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