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Mary Farag, 2007

Assistant Professor of Early Christian Studies, Princeton Theological Seminary

Mary Farag is the child of immigrants from Egypt

Fellowship awarded to support work towards an MA in Divinity at Yale University

MARY FARAG is an Assistant Professor of Early Christian Studies at Princeton Theological Seminary. She received her Ph.D. in Ancient Christianity at Yale University's Department of Religious Studies. Her research project sketched the legal, material, and liturgical history of Christian church buildings in late antiquity, from the time they became legally recognized in the fourth century AD to the sixth century AD. She was a member of the Yale Monastic Archaeology Project, where she worked at excavation sites in Egypt annually.

Mary was born to parents who immigrated to the US from Egypt and are naturalized US citizens. She grew up in Hackensack, NJ.

Education
  • PhD Religious Studies | Yale University 2017
  • MA Divinity | Yale University 2009
  • BA Linguistics | Harvard University 2007
Awards
  • Augusta Hazard Fellowship for Archaeological Study (2012)
  • Thomas Cooke Wordin Scholarship (2013-2014)
  • DAAD Study Scholarship (2009-2010)
Select Publications
  • “Δύναμις Epicleses: An Athanasian Perspective,” Studia Liturgica 39 (2009): 63-79.
  • “The Anaphora of St. Thomas the Apostle: Translation and Commentary,” Le Muséon 123 (2010): 317-361.
  • “A Shared Prayer over Water in the Eastern Christian Traditions,” in ed. Teresa Berger, Liturgy in Migration: From the Upper Room to Cyberspace (Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2012), p. 43-82.
  • “The Mosaic Map of Madaba and Late Antique Discourse on Ecclesial Space,” in eds. Diliana Atanassova and Tinatin Chronz, Synaxis Katholike. Beiträge zu Gottesdienst und Geschichte der fünf altkirchlichen Patriarchate für Heinzgerd Brakmann zum 70. Geburtstag (Münster: LIT Verlag, 2014), p. 175-196.
  • “Sale of Wine on Delivery,” in eds., Anne Boud’hors, Alain Delattre, Catherine Louis, and Tonio Sebastian Richter, Coptica Argentoratensia: Textes et documents, Troisième université d’été de papyrologie copte (Strasbourg, 18-25 juillet 2010 (Paris: Éditions de Boccard, 2014), p. 155-158.
  • “Left Behind: A Recent Discovery of Manuscript Fragments in the White Monastery Church,” co-authored with Louise Blanke, Stephen J. Davis, Elizabeth Davidson, Gillian Pyke, and Daniel Schriever, Journal of Coptic Studies 16 (2014): 69-87.
Work History
  • Princeton Theological Seminary, Assistant Professor of Early Christian Studies
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