- Ph.D., University of St. Michael's College, Toronto, 2004
- MTS, Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley, 1994
- B.A., English Literature, Concordia University, Portland, 1990
- B.A., Education, Concordia University, Portland, 1990
Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen teaches courses in the history of early and medieval Christianity, and specific topics in historical theology and Eastern Orthodox Christianity. She also teaches in the International Honors program. Her research is focused primarily on social ethics found in Greek patristic and monastic texts of the late antique/early Byzantine era. 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 the John Moschos’ Spiritual Meadow: Authority and Autonomy at the End of the Antique World (Ashgate, 2014).