Davina C. Lopez G'19

Davina C. Lopez
Professor
Religious Studies
Eckerd College
last updated: 7/22/2019

ACLS Project Development Grants 2019
Professor
Religious Studies
Eckerd College
Emilie Grace Briggs and Women Leaders in Early Christianity: A Study in Historical Dynamics

Emilie Grace Briggs (1867-1944), the daughter of infamous biblical scholar Charles Augustus Briggs (1841-1913), was also a biblical scholar and historian of religion. This project uses archival collections to photograph, transcribe, and publish Briggs’s 1920 dissertation, in which she used a religious history approach to examine gendered leadership in early and medieval Christianity. The grant will be used to further work on a critical edition, which will make this neglected work available to a wider audience.