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Sandy Haney

Biographical Information

Sandy Haney

Education

  • Ph.D., Temple University, Department of Religion, Fall 2007-Fall 2014
    Dissertation title: “Is Everybody Doing It? Marital Celibacy in the Cappadocians and Augustine”
  • M.A. in Theology, Villanova University, May 2004
    Thesis: “Humility, Suffering, and Persecution in Paul’s Letter to the Philippians”
  • B.A., summa cum laude, Eastern University, May 2002; Majors: Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, Honors Program, Minor: English Literature,
    Thesis: “Interpreting the Theme of Sexuality in the Book of Esther”
  • Oxford University, Keble College, Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies, Spring 2001
  • Kingsway Regional High School, Swedesboro, NJ, Valedictorian, 1998

Awards & Honors

  • Dissertation Passed with Distinction, Temple University, October 2014
  • University Fellowship, Temple University, 2007-2009
  • Comprehensive Exams, “Passed with Distinctions,” Villanova University, March 2004
  • Graduate Assistantship, Villanova University, Fall 2002-Spring 2004

Associations

  • Member, North American Patristics Society
  • Student Representative, North American Patristics Society, 2013-2014
  • Member, Society of Biblical Literature
  • Member, American Academy of Religion
  • Member, Philadelphia Seminar of Christian Origins

Journal Articles

Presentations

  • “Macrina the Celibate Matron,” The North American Patristics Society Annual Conference, Chicago, May 2014
  • Organizer, “Perspectives on Macrina,” The North American Patristics Society Annual Conference, Chicago, May 2014
  • “Marital Celibacy in Gregory of Nazianzus’ Family.” The North American Patristics Society Annual Conference, Chicago, May 2012
  • Organizer, “Thinking Outside the Text: Incorporating Visual Culture in the Classroom.” The North American Patristics Society Annual Conference, Chicago, May 2012
  • “Raising Godly Girls through Letters, Mosaics, and Dolls: The Intersection of Material Culture and Text.” The Annual Fall Conference of the Pappas Patristic Institute: Children and Family in the Patristic Tradition, Holy Cross Greek Orthodox School of Theology, Brookline, Massachusetts, October 2011
  • “Marital Celibacy: Is Everybody Doing It? A Rereading of Gregory of Nazianzus’ Funeral Oration for his Sister, Gorgonia.” Eastern Theological Society: Spring Christian Studies Conference, Faculty Presentation, Eastern University, May 2011
  • “Incense, Censers, and Aesthetics: Enriching the Experience of the Liturgy in Early Byzantium.” 35th International Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference: Mother of Mercy: The Figure of Mary in Theology and Culture, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, October 2010
  • “The Construction of the Ideal Pious Empress: Nonna, Gorgonia, and Helena in the Paris Gregory,” American Academy of Religion Mid-Atlantic Regional Meeting, New Bruswick, NJ, March 2010
  • “Adultery: The Sin of Equality.” 30th Annual Patristic, Medieval, and Renaissance Studies Conference; Reading, Community, Identity, Villanova University, Villanova, PA, October 2005
  • “Sin and Sexuality: A Comparison of Chrysostom and Augustine’s Beliefs about Marriage and the Marital Act.” Pappas Patristic Institute Graduate Student Conference in Patristic Studies, April 2005
  • Respondent to Suzanne Hevelone’s Paper, “Macrina as Thecla: The Influence of the Acts of Thecla on Gregory of Nyssa’s Life of Macrina.” Pappas Patristic Institute Graduate Student Conference in Patristic Studies, April 2005
  • “Women in 1 and 2 Maccabees: An Unveiling of Their Complex Role.” Elizabeth Stady Canton Conference, Villanova University, Spring 2004
Tags: College of Arts and Sciences, Theology Department