Columba Stewart, OSB

Columba Stewart, OSB

Professor of Theology

A.B., Harvard College, 1979
M.A., Yale University, 1981
D.Phil., University of Oxford, 1989
Dominican Studium, Oxford, 1988-89

Office: Luke Hall 224
Phone Number: 320-363-3515
Email: [email protected]
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eas of Research and Training
  • Monastic Studies (Early and Medieval), Eastern Christianity

  • Born 16 July 1957 in Houston, Texas. Professed as a monk of Saint John's Abbey, 11 July 1982; solemn profession, 11 July 1985; ordination to the diaconate, 12 July 1989; ordination to the priesthood, 8 June 1990.


Full List of Publications Here

  • 2017: “Psalms and Prayer in Syriac Monasticism: Clues from Psalter Prefaces and their Greek Sources,” Prayer and Worship in Eastern Christianities, 5th to 11th Centuries, ed. Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony and Derek Krueger (London and New York: Routledge).
  • 2016: “Evagrius Beyond Byzantium: the Latin and Syriac Receptions,” Evagrius and His Legacy in Byzantium and the West, ed. Robin Darling Young and Joel Kalvesmaki (South Bend: Notre Dame University Press), 206-35.
  • 2015: “Another Cassian?” (review article), Journal of Ecclesiastical History 66, 372-376.
  • 2015: “Patristics beyond ‘East’ and ‘West,’” Patristic Studies in the Twenty-First Century, ed. Carol Harrison, Brouria Bitton-Ashkelony, Theodore de Bruyn (Turnhout: Brepols), 317-41.
  • 2015: “HMML and Syriac Manuscripts,” Manuscripta Syriaca. Des sources de première main, ed. F. Briquel Chatonnet and M. Debié, Cahiers d’études syriaques 4 (Paris: Geuthner), 1-16.

Special Committees/Organizations

Full List of Committees and Organizations Here

  • North American Patristics Society, 1994–present; attended annual meetings in 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2014, 2016
  • Symposium Syriacum. Attended quadrennial meetings in 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016
  • International Conference on Patristic Studies: attended quadrennial conferences in Oxford in August 1987, 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2015
  • Society for the Study of Christian Spirituality, 1996–present
  • Spiritus, a journal for critical essays on Christian spirituality (Johns Hopkins University Press), editorial advisory board member, 2000–present