Director of the Center for the Study of World Religions
Th.D. Harvard University
Charles Stang’s research and teaching focus on the history and theology of Christianity in late antiquity, especially Eastern varieties of Christianity. He is especially interested in the development of asceticism, monasticism, and mysticism in Eastern Christianity. His most recent book, Our Divine Double, was published in 2016 by Harvard University Press. His earlier book, Apophasis and Pseudonymity in Dionysius the Areopagite: "No Longer I" (Oxford University Press, 2012), won the Manfred Lautenschläger Award for Theological Promise in 2013. Other interests include ancient philosophy, especially Neoplatonism; the Syriac Christian tradition, especially the spread of the East Syrian tradition along the Silk Road; religions of the late antique Mediterranean, especially Manichaeism; and modern continental philosophy and theology, especially as they intersect with the study of religion. In 2017, he became the director of the Center for the Study of World Religions at Harvard Divinity School.