Kevin Madigan, PhD

Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History, Harvard Divinity School
Kevin Madigan is a professor of the history of Christianity and a historian of medieval Christian religious practice and thought at Harvard Divinity School (HDS), where he has been since 2000. He specializes in high-medieval scholastic biblical exegesis and theology. His book Olivi and the Interpretation of Matthew in the High Middle Ages was published in 2003, and his study The Passions of Christ in High-Medieval Thought: An Essay on Christological Development in 2007. With Carolyn Osiek, Madigan co-authored Ordained Women in the Early Church: A Documentary History. In 2008, Madigan and Jon Levenson of HDS published Resurrection: The Power of God for Christians and Jews, a project partly written during 2006-07 when Madigan was winner of a Luce Theological Fellowship. Madigan has contracted with Yale University Press for a new textbook in medieval Christianity tentatively entitled The Medieval Church: A Modern History.


  • PhD University of Chicago