Centre College Faculty
Lee Jefferson• Assistant Professor of Religion
Office: Crounse Hall—449
Lee Jefferson is an assistant professor of religion.
Prior to coming to Centre in 2008, Jefferson taught courses at Memphis Theological Seminary and at Vanderbilt University, both in various areas of the Christian tradition. His primary area of interest is the development of the Christian tradition and art and imagery of Late Antiquity.
He graduated cum laude from Sewanee-University of the South and earned his M.Div. from Southern Methodist University (magna cum laude). He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. in religion from Vanderbilt University. He has recently published several articles on aspects of early Christianity in Religion and the Arts, Studia Patristica, and Religion Compass. His book reviews have appeared in Review of Biblical Literature, Religious Studies Review, Church History, and the Journal of Roman Studies. He has presented papers on early Christian art at the North American Patristics Society, the Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, the International Conference on Patristic Studies, and the Sewanee Medieval Colloquium. His first book concerning early images of the miracles of Jesus is forthcoming in 2013. He also is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post.
Jefferson has developed a study abroad course on the pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. In addition to traveling to sites of holy pilgrimage, he is researching the rise of reliquary devotion associated with pilgrimage routes in early and medieval Christianity. He won the Kirk Award for Teaching Excellence in 2011.
To read about his 2012 CentreTerm course, "The Art of Pilgrimage," click here.
File last updated: 10/9/13