Jennifer Glancy

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Jennifer A. Glancy is a scholar of New Testament and Early Christianity and The Rev. Kevin G. O’Connell, S.J., Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Humanities at Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY. Her expertise lies in the cultural history of early Christianity, with a special emphasis on corporeality and Christian anthropology, women’s history in antiquity, gender theory, and comparative studies of slavery. Her book Slavery in Early Christianity (2002) was chosen as a History Book Club selection.[1]


Glancy completed in 1982 a BA Honors degree in Philosophy and English Literature at Swarthmore College. For her doctoral studies, she moved on to Columbia University where she in obtained an MA degree in 1986 and a PhD in Religion in 1990. Since 1990, she has served a professor at Le Moyne College. During a period of leave from 2008 to 2010, Glancy served as the George and Sallie Cutchin Camp Professor of Bible at the University of Richmond, Virginia.[2]

At Le Moyne College she has been honored as both Teacher of the Year and Scholar of the Year. Glancy is also the recipient of a 2017 Summer Stipend from the National Endowment for the Humanities for current research, “The Ancient Christian Understanding of Slavery and Contemporary Discourse on the Meaning of Being Human.”[1]


  • Slavery as Moral Problem: In the Early Church and Today (Facets Series; Fortress Press, 2011)
  • Corporal Knowledge: Early Christian Bodies (Oxford University Press, 2010)
  • Slavery in Early Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2002; Fortress Press, 2006 [paperback edition])


  1. ^ a b "Jennifer Glancy | Le Moyne College Department of Religious Studies". Retrieved 2017-09-03. 
  2. ^ "CV Jennifer Glancy" (PDF). 
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