7: Speaking about Satan with Gabrielle Thomas
This week, the Rev’d Dr. Gabrielle Thomas chats with Hannah about Satan. In this Halloween episode, Thomas shares the Cappadocians’ understanding of the devil. Spoiler: He is not a red guy with horns. Rather, our fourth-century guides view him as the enemy of salvation and the church.
The Rev’d Dr. Gabrielle Thomas joined Candler School of Theology in 2021 as Assistant Professor in Early Christianity and Anglican studies, after lecturing at Berkeley Divinity School at Yale. Prior to that, she spent two years as a post-doctoral research associate at Durham University in the United Kingdom. An ordained priest in the Church of England, she has served churches as both a lay and an ordained leader. Thomas serves on the Archbishop of Canterbury’s Theological Reflection Group and the Anglican – Oriental Orthodox International Commission, the Anglican Communion’s dialogue with the Oriental Orthodox Churches. Being rooted in a parish is important to her and she currently serves as “Theologian in Community” at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Atlanta. In addition to authoring a significant number of journal articles, book chapters, and reviews, she has published three books:
The Image of God in the Theology of Gregory Nazianzus (monograph, Cambridge University Press, 2019), Women and Ordination in the Orthodox Church: Explorations in Theology and Practice (co-edited, Cascade, 2020), and For the Good of the Church: Unity, Theology and Women (monograph, SCM Press, 2021). She is currently writing a book provisionally titled Problems with the Devil in Cappadocian Thought.
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