I am currently a Ph.D student in History of Christianity at the University of Notre Dame. I graduated from East Carolina University where I received my BA in Classics and Religious Studies. In May of 2012 I received my M.A. in Early Christian Studies from the University of Notre Dame. My academic interests are in the history of Biblical interpretation from the earliest period through modernity. I also have interests in 19th century continental philosophy and the philosophical influences on modernity. I’m currently writing a reading primer for classical Syriac, which will hopefully be published in 2015. I am a Roman Catholic, having been received into the Church on Dec 9, 2007.
When I’m not studying, I enjoy playing guitar and piano (though not at the same time), hanging out with my dog (a 6 year old beagle named ‘Maximus’ after Maximus the Confessor), brewing beer, shooting pistols, teaching Latin, discussing Theology, camping, hiking, photographing, playing chess, smoking a pipe, and wearing bow ties.
I can be reached at mcmanaway(dot)1(at)nd(dot)edu.