Department of Theology

Dr. Anna C. Miller

Associate Professor, Theology Department
Director of the Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice

Dr. Anna Miller is an associate professor of New Testament and Early Christianity and the Director of the Institute for Spirituality and Social Justice. Her research interests center on politics and gender in the earliest Christian communities. These interests are represented in her book Corinthian Democracy: Democratic Discourse in 1 Corinthians (Pickwick Publications), hailed as a "groundbreaking work" and available here. Dr. Miller also collaborated with Dr. Art Dewey on a lengthy article on Pauline literature and disability for the volume Disability and the Bible: A Commentary (Baylor University Press). Most recently, Dr. Miller has been researching and writing on 1 Timothy, women and public space in the ancient world. Dr. Miller often offers the class Women in Early Christianity on the undergraduate level, a class that allows her to share her research interests in a stimulating class that considers the significant, though often overlooked, place of women and gender in early Christian communities.  Likewise, Dr. Miller regularly teaches the graduate course Liberating Bible which frames the study of the Hebrew Bible and Christian Scriptures with questions of justice related to race, economics, gender, class, and the environment.


Signature Courses:

  • Liberating Bible
  • Women in Early Christianity

First Year at Xavier



  • Ph.D. (Harvard)