Dr. Samantha L. Miller

Samantha L. Miller, (Ph.D., Marquette University) is an assistant professor of theology at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Her most recent books are John Chrysostom and African Charismatic Theology in Conversation: Salvation, Deliverance, and the Prosperity Gospel (Lexington Press) and Chrysostom’s Devil: Demons, the Will, and Virtue in Patristic Soteriology (IVP Academic). Her research interests are early church history and spirituality, and her human interests are canoeing, hiking, and everything outdoors.

Events with Dr. Samantha L. Miller

Diffusions - Praying with the Desert Mothers : Ammas as Midwives of Wisdom
March 13, 2024

The fourth- and fifth-century desert mothers lived the earliest forms of Christian life in the Mediterranean region. Praying with the Desert Mothers presents the stories and insights of these remarkable spiritual elders, who were known as ammas; that is, women of spiritual insight and direction. The book draws on the wisdom of ancient spiritual practices to provide reflection for prayer and meditation today. — from the back cover of Praying with the Desert Mothers by Sr. Mary Forman, OSB. This is the second in a series of Diffusions sessions based upon the book Praying with the Desert Mothers by Sr.…

Diffusions - Praying with the Desert Mothers : Ammas as Scripture Scholars
May 1, 2024

The fourth- and fifth-century desert mothers lived the earliest forms of Christian life in the Mediterranean region. Praying with the Desert Mothers presents the stories and insights of these remarkable spiritual elders, who were known as ammas; that is, women of spiritual insight and direction. The book draws on the wisdom of ancient spiritual practices to provide reflection for prayer and meditation today. — from the back cover of Praying with the Desert Mothers by Sr. Mary Forman, OSB. This is the third in a series of Diffusions sessions based upon the book Praying with the Desert Mothers by Sr.…