LaRae Ferguson – Junior Dean, The Vines

BA (Hillsdale College), MPhil (Oxon)

LaRae graduated from Hillsdale College, Michigan, having studied Latin and Greek before moving to Oxford to read for her MPhil degree in the classics faculty. In her master’s thesis LaRae explored the economy of divine grace as it is depicted in Paul’s letters and in the works of the Hellenistic Jewish authors, Philo and Josephus. In her DPhil research she will expand her study of the language of ‘grace’ to include its treatment by earlier pre-Christian authors, hoping to outline the development of the concept across the boundaries of ancient religious mentality.