History and Theological Friendship

The Distillery Season 2

In this episode, Nicole Reibe takes listeners back to the medieval era to discover new theological friendships. Her reflections on the fascinating life of Teresa de Cartagena, a deaf medieval theologian, illustrate the importance of exploring history.

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Nicole Reibe completed her M.Div. at Princeton Theological Seminary in 2008.  While at PTS, she developed a deep love for church history and questions about how to make history relevant for congregations.  After a year of ministry at Tualatin Presbyterian Church, Reibe set off for Boston College to pursue a Ph.D. in Historical Theology with a concentration in medieval theology.  Reibe sees it as her mission to discover and highlight historical voices that have been forgotten or ignored.  She has published on the sermons and treatise of Achard of St. Victor and is currently working on a project exploring the theology of Teresa de Cartagena.  Reibe is a Visiting Assistant Professor at Loyola University Maryland in Baltimore.

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