Bernadette McNary-Zak | Associate Professor
Office: 402 Clough Hall | Phone: (901) 843-3578 | Email: mcnary_zak@rhodes.edu

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Bernadette McNary-Zak received her B.A. in Religious and Classical Studies, with a minor in Philosophy, from the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY). She received her M.A. in Religion and Culture from the Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.). Her Ph.D. is from the University of Toronto, Centre for the Study of Religion, where her area of concentration was Early Christianity with a focus on Christian ascetic and monastic behavior in the later Roman Empire.

While at Rhodes, she has taught courses in Interdisciplinary Humanities, the Apostolic Fathers, early Christian literature, and Christianity in Late Antiquity. Her research interests include study of ascetic literature, in particular, the evidence of literary correspondence among monks in fourth-century Egypt, as well as pedagogical issues related to teaching Religious Studies.


Education
Ph.D., University of Toronto
M.A., Catholic University of America
B.A., University of Rochester


Courses

Humanities 101 - SEARCH: VALUES IN HIST & RELIG

Humanities 201 - SEARCH: VALUES IN HIST & RELIG

Religious Studies 102 - INTRO TO THEOLOGICAL TRADITION

Religious Studies 102 - THE BIBLE: TEXTS AND CONTEXTS

Religious Studies 214 - EARLY CHRISTIAN LITERATURE

Religious Studies 258 - TOPICS: MONASTICISM

Religious Studies 259 - TOPICS: CATHOLICISM

Religious Studies 301 - TOPICS: MONASTICISM

Religious Studies 452 - RESEARCH IN RELIGIOUS STUDIES