CCU Spotlights

Dr. Megan D. DeVore

Dr. Megan D. DeVore

Associate Professor of Church History and Early Christian Studies
School of Theology

  • Ph.D., Theology, specializing in Early Christianity (University of Wales)
  • M.A. Classics (University of Colorado at Boulder)
  • B.A. History (Colorado Christian University)

Email: mdevore@ccu.edu

Phone: 303-963-3172

PERSONAL STATEMENT

The past ten years of teaching at CCU have been a privilege and a delight. I take seriously the observation that one “who bears authentic witness to Christian life and thought is always one who inherits a legacy rather than creates it” (M. Steenberg, “Tracing the Irenaean Legacy”). It is a joy to lead the church history program at CCU. With training in Patristic to Medieval Historical Theology as well as in art history and Classics, I teach a variety of courses in the department of Theology, such as the History of Christianity, Historical Theology I, Canon Formation, and Latin, as well as an occasional course for the department of Humanities, such as Roman Empire to Early Medieval World. I am a spiritual mentor both on the CCU campus as well as for Denver Seminary, and I occasionally serve as the guest speaker at various women’s spiritual retreats or classes for the local church. Inasmuch as teaching is significant, all the more so in my life are my husband and two young children

SELECT PRESENTATIONS

  • Imitatio Christi or Imitatio Martyrum?” American Society of Church History annual meeting, Sources of Authority and Influence in Early Christianity panel. January 2017.
  • Domina Soror Re-reading an Early Christian Martyrdom Account in Light of Graeco-Roman Benefaction.” Society of Biblical Literature regional meeting. March 2017.
  • “Augustine and Human Flourishing.” Plenary Address. The Commonweal Project at Southern Seminary: Human Flourishing in the Augustinian Tradition. April 2017.
  • “A Modern Implication of the Anthropology and Soteriology of Irenaeus.” Keynote presentation. Denver Seminary Annual Theology Colloquium. 2015.
  • “New Converts or Catechumeni?” Oxford University International Patristics Conference, Women in Early Christianity panel. August 2015.

PROFESSIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS

Continuing service in Denver Seminary’s Spiritual Formation program as a spiritual mentor and as a professional mentor.

SELECT PUBLICATIONS

  • "Catechumeni: Revisiting Conversion and Catechesis Practices in the Late Second Century,” Studia Patristica Series, Peeters Publishing Co. (forthcoming, 2017).
  • “Agrippina’s Memoirs,” Classical Outlook 90 (2015).

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

  • North American Patristics Society
  • American Society of Church History
  • Society of Biblical Literature
  • Evangelical Theological Society
  • American Classical League

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