Department for the Study of Religion170 St. George St.Room 321
- Early Christianity
- Late antique historiography
- Martyrdom literature and hagiography
- Asceticism and monasticism
- Hellenistic philosophy
Kyle Smith, Associate Professor of Religion (St George) and Historical Studies (UTM), studies early Christianity. His primary research focus is late ancient Syriac Christianity in Roman Mesopotamia and the Sasanian Persian Empire.
- RLG 3242 – Christian Asceticism in Late Antiquity
- RLG 3212 – Martyrdom and Christian Identity
“How Christians Became Iranian.”Rev. ofA State of Mixture: Christians, Zoroastrians, and Iranian Political Culture in Late Antiquity by Marginalia Review of Books.Forthcoming.
Rev. ofJews, Christians and Zoroastrians: Religious Diversity in a Sasanian ContextEd. by G. Herman.Journal of Late Antiquity.Forthcoming.
Rev. ofThe Chronicle of Seert: Christian Historical Imagination in Late Antique Iraq by Journal of Early Christian Studies23: 322-23.
Rev. ofAncient Christian Martyrdom: Diverse Practices, Theologies, and Traditions by Journal of Early Christian Studies21: 466-68.
Rev. ofA Threat to Public Piety: Christians, Platonists, and the Great Persecution by The Classical Review63: 169-71.
University of Toronto Early Career Teaching Award