John R. Shinners

Faculty Profiles

John R. Shinners

Emeritus Professor
Humanistic Studies
97 Spes Unica Hall, Rm 152 E



PhD, University of Toronto
MA, University of Toronto
BA, Loyola University New Orleans

Research Interests 

  • Everyday christianity in the Middle Ages
  • Parish life in medieval England
  • The education of the medieval parish clergy
  • Medieval libraries

Courses Recently Taught 

  • HUST 103: Lives and times
  • HUST 197: Myth, legend, and history
  • HUST 292: Greek and Roman culture
  • HUST 321: Cultural history I: ancient and medieval culture
  • HUST 322: Cultural history II: Renaissance and Reformation culture

Creative and Scholarly Work 

  • “Medieval Popular Religion: 1000-1500.” A Reader, 2nd. ed. (2007).

Professional Memberships 

Medieval Academy of America