Timothy Michael Baker

Academic Appointments

Assistant Dean of Faculty for Special Projects and Academic Advising Programs
Director of Pre-Major Advising
Senior Lecturer in Religion

Timothy M. Baker studies late antique and medieval religious history and manuscript traditions, with a particular emphasis on high medieval monastic theology and exegesis. He is currently working on a project that explores twelfth- and thirteenth-century Cistercian texts, investigating Cistercian interpretations of the monastery as a sacred space and a sacred bridge between the world of creation and the realm of the divine.  

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Timothy's courses examine biblical cosmological narratives, the development of Christianity in late antiquity and the Middle Ages, practices of "ascending into God" in medieval Latin Christianity, heresy, authority, and women's roles in the development of Christian spirituality.

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302 Parker House
HB 6201
Institute for Writing and Rhetoric
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
Th.D., Harvard Divinity School, 2015
Diploma in Manuscript Studies, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies (Toronto), 2013
MTS, Harvard Divinity School, 2010
B.A., Dartmouth College, 2008