Affiliate Faculty, Religious Studies
Andrew Crislip's research focuses on the history of Christianity in late antiquity, particularly focusing on monasticism and medicine in Egypt and Coptic papyrology - the edition and interpretation of texts preserved on papyrus, parchment, ostraca, and wood. His first book, From Monastery to Hospital: Christian Monasticism and the Transformation of Health Care in Late Antiquity appeared in 2005 (University of Michigan Press), and explores the intersection between asceticism and healing in several late ancient monastic communities in Egypt and the ancient Mediterranean world. Professor Crislip has published widely in such journals as the Journal of Biblical Literature, Harvard Theological Review.
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