Faculty and Staff

Carl Vennerstrom, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Theology


Dr. Vennerstrom specializes in patristic theology in the languages of Greek, Syriac, and Armenian. Of particular interest are monasticism, scriptural interpretation, and the writings of Evagrius of Pontus. He earned his PhD in Early Christian Studies at the Catholic University of America. While there, he taught a variety of language and history courses in the department of Greek and Latin, as well as at the Dominican House of Studies.

He is the author of "'To those who have ears to hear': Clement of Alexandria on the Parables of Jesus" in Open Theology, and he is revising a translation of Evagrius' corpus of exegetical writings for publication at Oxford University Press.


  • PhD Early Christian Studies, The Catholic University of America
  • MA Early Christian Studies, The Catholic University of America (2020)
  • MA Theology and Religious, Villanova University (2016)
  • BA Greek, Hillsdale College (2014)


  • The Church in the Ancient and Medieval World
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