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Kristian Heal

Kristian Heal is a research fellow at the Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship.

Heal joined the staff of the Institute as a research scholar in 2000. From 2004 he served the director of the Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts until its closure in 2017. He also served as associate director of the Maxwell Institute in 2017.

Heal received a bachelor’s degree in Jewish history and Hebrew from University College, London, a Master of Studies in Syriac studies from the University of Oxford, and took his Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Birmingham.

Heal studies the history and literature of Syriac speaking Christians in Late Antiquity.

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