Skip Content

Jennifer Glancy

Jennifer Glancy


Reilly Hall 237
Le Moyne College
1419 Salt Springs Road
Syracuse, NY 13214


(315) 445-4232


Ph.D., Columbia University
Professor (1990)
Jennifer A. Glancy is the author of Corporal Knowledge: Early Christian Bodies (Oxford University Press, 2010), Slavery as Moral Problem: In the Early Church and Today (Facets; Fortress, 2011), Slavery in Early Christianity (Oxford University Press, 2002, a History Book Club alternate selection; paperback edition Fortress Press, 2006), and several dozen scholarly articles and chapters (see her curriculum vitae). Her research interests include the cultural history of early Christianity, corporeality and Christian anthropology, women’s history in antiquity, gender theory, and comparative slavery studies. She has received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities Enduring Questions grant program to develop an interdisciplinary Core course, “What does prayer do?” In all her courses, she encourages students to ask their own enduring questions. After completing an Honors degree in Philosophy and English Literature at Swarthmore College, Glancy joined the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (1982-1983) before undertaking doctoral studies in New Testament at Columbia University, which she completed under the direction of the late Rev. Raymond E. Brown, S.S. She has served as the Catholic Biblical Association Visiting Professor at L’Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem (2004), George & Sallie Cutchin Camp Professor of Bible at the University of Richmond (2008-2010), and, at Le Moyne, as Georg Professor (2000-2003). At Le Moyne she has been honored as both Teacher of the Year and Scholar of the Year. She co-chairs the National Steering Committee for Justice in Jesuit Higher Education; has been a member of the National Seminar on Jesuit Higher Education; and serves on the editorial boards of Catholic Biblical Quarterly, Journal of Biblical Literature, and Biblical Interpretation. Glancy led the Le Moyne faculty cohort that visited Jerusalem and Jordan as part of the Title VI-funded “Globalizing the Core” initiative (2007). She has received funding for her research on American Christian attitudes toward Jerusalem.

Return to Religious Studies.