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Nicole L. Reibe

theology department

Nicole L. Reibe

Doctoral Candidate, Historical Theology (Medieval)

Stokes N330B
Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


Advisor/Dissertation Director:
Boyd Taylor Coolman


MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2008
BA, Western Washington University, 2004


A native of the Pacific Northwest, Nicole earned her BA in Humanities from Western Washington University focusing on post-colonial African literature.  Nicole then moved east to attend Princeton Theological Seminary. While pursuing her MDiv, Nicole spent a year in Lausanne, Switzerland working for the Church of Scotland.  Her time in Europe sparked Nicole’s interest in Medieval Theology, particularly the history and thought of the long twelfth century.  Currently, Nicole is writing her dissertation on the theology of Achard of St. Victor.

In addition to doctoral studies, Nicole is also a candidate for ordination in the PC(USA).


twelfth century theology, medieval Christian-Jewish encounter, preaching, the reception of St. Augustine in the medieval and early modern periods, pedagogy and technology, pastoral care for those dealing with cancer


Giles E.M. Gaspar and Ian Logan, editors.  Saint Anselm of Canterbury and His Legacy (Toronto: PIMS, 2012) in Religious Studies Review, forthcoming

Lenka Karfikova.  Grace and Will According to Augustine (Leiden: Brill, 2012) in Religious Studies Review, forthcoming

Mark Lewis Taylor.  Religion, Politics, and the Christian Right: Post- 9/11 Powers and American Empire (Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2005) in Princeton Theological Review, Vol. 12, No. 2, Is. 35 (Fall, 2006): 47.


“Achard of St. Victor’s Double Theological Anthropology,” Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO, June 2013.

“Cathedrals and Classrooms: Medieval Pedagogy and the Modern Imagination,” College Theological Society, Omaha, NE, Annual Meeting, May 2013.

“Narrative Preaching: Achard of Saint-Victor’s Stories within a Story,” Medieval Academy of America, Knoxville, TN, Annual Meeting, April 2013.

“Worlds Apart? Achard of St. Victor’s Understanding of the Secular World and Culture and the Missions of the Canons Regular,” Patristic, Medieval, Renaissance Conference, Villanova, PA, October 2012.

“Christ in Isaiah: Two Victorine Interpretations,” International Medieval Congress, Kalamazoo, MI, May 2012.

“Anselm and Jewish Polemical Literature,” Engaging Particularities X, Boston, MA, March 2012.

“Changing History: The influence of Jewish historical exegesis on Hugh and Andrew of St. Victor,” Sacred Leaves Graduate Symposium, Tampa, FL, February 2010.


Boston College
  • Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer: Introduction to Christian Theology (2012-present)
  • Teaching Assistant: The Problem of Belief in Modernity (Fall 2012)
  • Teaching Assistant/Guest Lecturer: Perspectives (Fall 2011-Spring 2012)
Portland State University
  • Teaching Assistant: Early Modern East Asian History (Spring 2009)
  • Teaching Assistant: Ancient Greek History (Winter 2009)
  • Teaching Assistant: Historical Methodology (Fall 2008)