Professor and Department Chair

Degrees: Ph.D., Northwestern University

Expertise: Biblical studies and early Christianity

Chair, Department of Theology & Religious Studies
General Editor, Conversations with the Biblical World

A frequent lecturer and author of numerous articles and books, Dr. McGinn’s main areas of interest concern the development of the earliest churches (including “dissenting” movements) and of early Christian writings in their social and cultural environments. She also contributes to the scholarship on “engaged” methods of adult pedagogy. Her most recent publications include By Bread Alone: The Bible through the Eyes of the Hungry, edited with Lai Ling Ngan and Ahida Calderón Pilarski (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2014) and The Jesus Movement and the World of the Early Church (Winona, MN: Anselm Academic, 2014).

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Course Schedule

Fall 2017

  • TRS400 Engaging Scriptures Biblical Interpretation W 6:30 – 9:15 p.m
  • TRS491.52  Internship
  • TRS493.51 Senior Seminar W 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.

Spring 2018

  • TRS350/550.51 Interreligious Dialogue (co-taught with Gail Roussey, MMin) M 2:00 – 4:45 p.m
  • TRS491.52  Internship