Professor Teresa Morgan

Academic Background

I have been a Fellow and Tutor at Oriel College since 2000, having studied classics at Cambridge, Theology at Oxford, and violin and viola at the Royal Academy of Music.

Research Interests

I write on Greek and Roman history from the eighth century BCE to late antiquity. Among my particular interests are the history of ideas and mentality, the New Testament, early Church history, ethics, theoretical historiography, the history of education and scholarship, and the history of gender and sexuality. Most recently I finished a book on the meaning of the phrase en Christôi in the letters of Paul, and I am in the middle of writing a trilogy on the meaning and development of early Christian pistis and fides. 



Research Keywords

Ancient history, mentality, cultural history, early Church, religions, ethics, historiography, education, gender, sexuality, New Testament.


Full Publications: 

Selected Publication:

  • Pagans and Christians: fifty years of anxiety

  • Quaestiones Disputatae: Roman Faith and Christian Faith

  • Faith in Dialogue

  • Society, identity, ethnicity in the Hellenistic world

  • Book symposium on Teresa Morgan 'Roman Faith and Christian Faith'

  • Belief and Practice in Graeco-Roman Religiosity

  • Narratives of faith in Paul

  • Pistis between theology, ethics, ecclesiology, and eschatology

  • Living with the gods in fables of the early Roman empire

  • To err is human, to correct divine: a recessive gene in ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern religiosity?

  • Roman Faith and Christian Faith Pistis and Fides in the Early Roman Empire and Early Churches

  • Not the whole story? Moralizing biography and imitatio Christi

  • Divine-Human Relations in the Aesopic Corpus

  • Is pistis/fides experienced as an emotion in the late Roman Republic, early Principate and early Church?

  • Encyclopaedias of virtue? Collections of sayings and stories about wise men in Greek

  • More