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Revd Dr Jane Baun, Lecturer in Ethics and Church History, Placements Tutor

Jane trained at Cuddesdon from 2008-10, and serves as Associate Priest in the nearby parish of Abingdon-on-Thames.  Transatlantic marriage and motherhood brought her to Oxford in 2002, where she is currently Research Lecturer in Eastern Church History on the Oxford University Theology Faculty, and at St Benet’s Hall.  Following doctoral study at Princeton, she taught patristics and early medieval and Byzantine history as an assistant professor at New York University.  Her publications include Tales from Another Byzantium: Celestial Journey and Local Community in the Medieval Greek Apocrypha (Cambridge, 2007), and numerous articles probing the interface of ‘unofficial’ and ‘official’ belief and practice in medieval Orthodox religious culture. 

She has sung in varied choirs on both sides of the Atlantic and in Moscow, where she lived and worked 1984-85, and was active in oecumenical and educational exchange with the Soviet Union.  She is a trustee of the St Theosevia Centre for Christian Spirituality in Oxford.  Ignatian spirituality and Qigong practice keep her ticking, and she loves travel, traditional and classical music, nature observation, and anything to do with the sea and boats.




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