Lucas Van Rompay
- Professor in the Department of Religion
- 216 Gray Building
- Campus Box 90964
- Phone: (919) 660-3523
- Fax: (919) 660-3530
Syriac and Eastern Christianity.
Religion, history, and culture of Christian communities in the Middle East, from Late Antiquity to the present day. Most of my work relates to the Syriac (i.e., Aramaic) Christian tradition, but I am also interested in Armenian, Coptic, Arabic, and Ethiopic Christianity.
Additional research interests, which also inform my teaching, include: (1) Aramaic languages and literatures (as used by Jews, Christians, Mandaeans, and Samaritans); (2) the interaction between Judaism and Christianity throughout history.