Classical & Early Christian Studies
Where were you educated?
Ph.D. in Medieval History, Columbia University
J.D., Duke University
B.A., University of Florida
What classes do you teach? Core classes in Latin and Greek and upper-division electives. This semester I'm teaching a course cross-listed in both history and theology on the development of the Monastic Tradition in the Latin West.
What is your favorite class to teach? Any class in which I can speak Latin, which means every class, even Greek!
Do you have any hobbies? I don't know whether I have hobbies, but I do have lifelong passions for music, sports, and languages.
What do you like most about Christendom? The Christ-centered culture and the students.
What are your areas of expertise and/or research? My specialty is the Bible and theology in the hundred years from 1150-1250, from Peter Lombard to the advent of St. Thomas Aquinas. I'm working on the first great biblical textbook, on the many commentaries in that period, biblical and theological, and finally on the development of the summa tradition in theology that led up to the two great Summae of St. Thomas.
Where have you been published? I continue to publish two lengthy articles per year, with enough Latin in them to discourage any but the hardened specialist. I'm in the middle of writing two books: the first is a text and translation of Peter Comestor's "Historia scholastica," a bestseller from 1170 up until 1750 or so; the second is a book on the making of medieval books when the University of Paris was in the process of becoming the University of Paris.
What kind of professional activities and associations are you active in? I'm a member of a number of them but the only one that I'm really excited about is an invitation-only group of scholars interested in patristic and medieval theology.
Dr. Mark Clark
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