Julia Anne Lamm

Title

Professor

Department

Department of Theology
General profile

Portrait

Phone

+1 202-687-6261

Fax

202-687-8000

Location

Office hours

MW 2:00-3:00, or by appointment

Bio

Julia A. Lamm received her B.A. in History and in Philosophy from The College of St. Catherine, and her A.M. in Religious Studies and Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Chicago. She has been on the faculty of Georgetown University since 1989.

She specializes in the thought of Friedrich D. E. Schleiermacher (1768-1834); the theology of Julian of Norwich (1343-ca. 1416); the history of Christian thought; the doctrine of God; Christian understandings of grace; and Christian mysticism.

New Course for Fall 2017: Martin Luther (THEO 372): This is a course on religious pluralism in the sixteenth century. The first third of the course will be devoted to Martin Luther, in commemoration of the 500th anniversary of his posting the 95 Theses in Wittenberg in 1517. We shall study the historical context, politics, and also trends in the late Middle Ages that gave rise to his reformation, and we shall read his more famous theological and political writings. Then we shall look at how other Reformers responded to him and sought to continue his reformation of the church and/or to begin their own reformation. Throughout we shall be looking at various movements within Catholicism as well as the Catholic Church’s responses to these new Protestant groups.
Three of our guiding questions shall be (1) How did these various religious leaders and groups define Christian identity and how did they negotiate difference? (2) How did politics influence religious thought? and (3) What fundamental changes occurred as a result of these sixteenth-century reformations and the degree to which these ushered in the modern world?
This is an over/under class open to graduate students and to undergraduate students who have completed their general education requirement of two classes in Theology. Please contact Prof Lamm for more information: lammj@georgetown.edu.

COURSES TAUGHT:
UNDERGRADUATE COURSES (Georgetown University):
‘The Problem of God’;
‘God and Gender’;
‘History of Christian Thought I’;
‘History of Christian Thought II’ ;
‘Medieval Women Mystics’;
‘Theology of Thomas Aquinas’;
‘Introduction to Catholic Theology.’

GRADUATE COURSES:
Harvard Divinity School:
"Grace Seminar"
"Schleiermacher and the Beginnings of Modern Theology";
Georgetown University:
"God in Christian Thought"
"Mysticism in Christianity and Islam" with Paul Heck.

Education

  • Ph.D. (1991) University of Chicago, Theology
  • A.M. (1984) University of Chicago, Religious Studies
  • B.A. (1983) College of St. Catherine, History and Philosophy