Dr Jonathan Zecher - Institute for Religion & Critical Inquiry (Faculty of Theology and Philosophy)

Assistant Supervisor – Only eligible to supervise with a fully accredited Principal or Co-supervisor


I am a theologian and historian of religion. I work in the Centre for Biblical and Early Christian Studies in the Modes of Knowing program. My research is focused on the emergence and logic of monastic confessional practices in Late Antiquity, in dialogue with medical-philosophical psycho-physiological theory, diagnostic techniques, and therapeutic strategies.

More broadly, I am interested in the spiritual traditions of Eastern Orthodox spirituality, ancient medicine, and identity-formation in eastern monasticism.

Before coming to Melbourne I taught Greek, Latin and "Great Books" (Classics, philosophy, literature) in the Honors College at the University of Houston for six years.


Phone :+61392308373 (Melbourne)
Email :jonathan.zecher@acu.edu.au
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Research Interests

Late Antiquity ; Death ; Christian Asceticism ; Early Christianity ; Prayer ; Byzantine Studies ; Eastern Orthodox Christianity ; History of Medicine ; Ancient Medicine ; Ancient Philosophy ;

Methods Expertise

History of Ideas ; Literary and Cultural Theory ; Historical research ; Hermeneutics, Textual Analysis, Philology, ; Philosophical Approaches ;

Research Projects

No research project is currently recorded.

Selected Publications