Ian Gerdon

Ian Gerdon


B.A., Philosophy and Religion, magna cum laude, Wabash College, 2000 and Loyola University Chicago Rome Center, 1999
M.A., Theology, Saint John’s University School of Theology, 2008
M.Div., University of Chicago, 2009
Ph.D., Theology, University of Notre Dame, 2017

Area of Study

History of Christianity



Maximus the Confessor and Evagrius of Pontus

Fields of Interest:

Ancient and Byzantine monastic theology
Ancient and Byzantine Christology
Theology of Icons
Theology of Grace

Teaching Competencies:

Ancient and Medieval (Latin/Byzantine) Christian theology
20th-century Catholic theology
Christian asceticism
Theology of Love

Teaching Experience:

Foundations of Theology

Honors and Awards:

Outstanding Graduate Student Teacher Award
Writing and Rhetoric


"Love in the Evagrian Tradition to Maximus the Confessor"
Director: Brian Daley, S.J.

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