Matthew Neumann

Graduate Student in History of Christian Traditions

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Email: mfneumann@mail.smu.edu
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About

Matthew Neumann is a Ph.D. student in the History of Christian Traditions track. He is interested in Trinitarian theology and relations between the Greek and Latin, or modern Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox, traditions, especially in the patristic and medieval periods. He is also interested more broadly in the history of the doctrines of God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit; and the relationship between the theological task and Christian life and salvation. He holds a Master of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of Chicago, a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Biblical and Theological Studies from Wheaton College, where he also completed a Certificate in Early Christian Studies.

Matthew lives in Dallas with his high school sweetheart, Ashley Acevedo Neumann. They both enjoy traveling and exploring new places together, and look forward to living in Texas for the next few years.

Advisor: Dr. Bruce D. Marshall

Fellowships, Supported Research, and Other Grants:

University Fellowship, Southern Methodist University (2021-2026)

Bishop Epiphanius al-Maqari Memorial Award, Princeton Theological Seminary (2019)

Senior Fellowship in History and Ecumenics, Princeton Theological Seminary (2019)

Seminary Fellowship, Princeton Theological Seminary (2016-2019)      

Publications:

“Maximus the Confessor, the Lateran Synod of 649, and the Problem of Religious Authority,” The Princeton Theological Review 22, no. 2 (Spring 2019): 41–54.

 Conference Presentations:

“Peter Abelard’s Doctrine of the Trinity: An Integrated Vision,” Patristics, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference, October 16, 2020.

“Gregory Palamas and Augustine of Hippo’s De Trinitate,” Byzantine Studies Conference, October 19, 2019.

“Maximus the Confessor, the Lateran Synod of 649, and the Problem of Religious Authority,” Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in Patristic Studies, March 1, 2019.

“Rhetoric of Purpose in the Councils of Basel and Ferrara-Florence,” Patristics, Medieval, and Renaissance Conference, October 6, 2018.

“The Filioque in the East: Augustinian Reflections on Photius’ Mystagogy of the Holy Spirit,” Archbishop Iakovos Graduate Students Conference in Patristic Studies, March 3, 2018.

Service to the Profession:

Student Representative, Department of History and Ecumenics, Princeton Theological Seminary (2017-2019)

Associate Editor, The Princeton Theological Review (2016-2019)