Loras College, 1991
B.A., University of Missouri – St. Louis, 1981
M.A., Marquette University, 1984
M.A., Loras College, 2011
Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1991
For many years, Amy Lorenz was Loras’ French Professor. When that program ended, the History and Religious Studies programs kindly “adopted” her. She now teaches courses on French literature in translation, the Renaissance and Reformation in Europe, the Enlightenment, Paris in the 20s and 30s, Introduction to the Bible, and a seminar on the letters of Paul. She also enjoys teaching regularly in the general education program, especially in the clusters and the LIB 130 cohort.
Her current research stems from her more recent formal training in theology and focuses on Second Temple Judaism; Jesus, Paul and Judaism; the Roman Empire and early followers of Jesus; and scripture.
She has had the privilege of working with two January term groups of students in France and Italy and has enjoyed those travels immensely. She lived in France between her B.A. and M.A. degrees, working in the school system there, and returned there to spend several more months during her Ph.D. studies. She returns as often as she is able to stay with friends.