Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen
Assistant Professor of Early and Medieval Church History
B.A. in English Literature, Concordia University, Portland, 1990
B.A. in Education, Concordia University, Portland, 1990
MTS, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, 1994
Ph.D., University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, 2004
Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen teaches courses in the history of early and medieval Christianity, topics courses in historical theology and Eastern Orthodox Christianity, and in the International Honors program. Her research is focused on the social ethics found in patristic texts and in monastic and spiritual texts of Orthodox Christianity during the age of the Byzantine Empire. She is the author of “They Who Give From Evil”: the Response of the Eastern Church to Money-lending in the Early Christian Era (Wipf and Stock, 2012) and John Moschos' Spiritual Meadow: Authority and Autonomy at the End of the Antique World (Ashgate, 2014).