Jason Scully.

 

Jason Scully, Ph.D.
Teaching Fellow
Core Curriculum

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Jason Scully, Ph.D.

Teaching Fellow
Core Curriculum

My research and published work investigates the history of Christian theology during the Patristic and Early-Medieval time periods with a particular focus on Greek and Syriac spirituality and ascetical literature. My first book, Isaac of Nineveh's Ascetical Eschatology (Oxford University Press), examines the spirituality of Isaac of Nineveh, a Syriac speaking monk who was born in Qatar in the seventh-century and lived in Southeast Iraq, and provides the first comprehensive investigation of Isaac's Syriac cultural heritage. My research on Isaac provides the Christian tradition with a different lens through which to view its own history so that it can become truly catholic (i.e. universal) and capable of engaging the faith of non-Western Christians.

In my CORE classes at Seton Hall University, I offer a forum for critical thinking and discussion of historical texts with the goal of reflecting on how history interacts with modern culture and with the lives of each of my students.