What is Senior Fellow Helen Rhee working on?

Helen recently led a workshop at the Santa Barbara missions conference titled “The Care of the Poor as a Corollary to Christ’s Reconciling Work: Lessons from the Early Church.” Her book Loving the Poor, Saving the Rich: Wealth, Poverty, and Early Christian Formation was published in 2012 (Baker Academic).

Helen has two books of her own writing and research in the works: 

  • Pain, Illness, and Healthcare in Early Christianity
  • “I Am What I Am by the Grace of God”: Bodily Pain, Suffering, and Spirituality in Early Christianity

She is compiling and editing an anthology of early Christian texts for Augsberg Fortress:

  • Wealth and Poverty in Early Christianity (Sources of Early Christian Thought Series)

Helen is also working on:

  • A chapter entitled , “Irenaeus and Paul: Sexuality, Virginity, and Women” and
  • Two papers, one on “Reading Paul in Cyprian: On the Unity and Purity of the Church,” and the other on ” Patients in Early Christianity.”

Helen serves on the Editorial Board for the Sources of Early Christian Thought Series.

Helen Rhee
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