Robin Darling Young
Associate Professor of Theology
History of Christianity
B.A., Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia
M.A., Ph.D., University of Chicago
Research and Teaching Interests
Robin Darling Young has taught in the fields of History of Christianity (Wesley Theological Seminary), Greek Patristic Theology (The Catholic University of America) and Armenian Studies (The University of Chicago). She has written, translated or co-edited six books, twenty-five articles or chapters in books, festschriften and encyclopedias, and book reviews in Church History, Theological Studies, Journal of the American Academy of Religion, Anglican Theological Review, The Thomist, Religious Studies Review, Modern Theology, The Washington Post et cetera. She has served on boards and program committees for the American Society of Church History, the Syriac Studies Symposium, the American Catholic Historical Association, and the American Academy of Religion, and has consulted for the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is a member of the Eastern Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation, and the Oriental Orthodox-Roman Catholic Consultation. Her chief interests lie in the languages and cultures of the ancient Christian East, viz. Greek, Syriac and Armenian. At Notre Dame she primarily teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in early Christianity.
“The Virtues as the Possibility of Friendship with Christ, according to Evagrius of Pontus,” in Modes of Godly Being: Eastern Orthodox Reflections on the Virtues, ed. Aristotle Papanicolaou and Perry Hamalis (Studies in Christian Ethics, Spring, 2013)
“A Soldier of the Great War: Henri de Lubac and the Uses of Early Christianity,” in Vatican II: Reconsiderations, in honor of John O’Malley, S.J., edited by James Heft (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012)
“Among the Gentiles: Greco-Roman Religion and Christianity, by Luke Timothy Johnson,” review essay with response by author, in Conversations in Religion and Theology 8.2 (November, 2010): 107-119).
To Train His Soul in Books: Essays on Syrian Asceticism In Honor of Sidney H. Griffith. Edited with Monica Blanchard. (Washington, D.C.: CUA Press 2011)
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