Program: MA in ECS
Area(s) of Interest: Scriptural Exegesis, Biblical Poetics, Christianity and Islam, Early Christianity, Eastern Christianity, Syriac Christianity, Hymnography
Henry Brink graduated summa cum laude from Hillsdale College with a B.A. in English and wrote an honors thesis on the relationship of Church and State in contemporary Russia. He did an internship in Turkey where he traveled and became interested in Early Christianity and Muslim-Christian relations. He then went to Kazakhstan on a Fulbright in order to pursue these further. He taught Drama, History, Scripture, and Math for two years at a high school and looks forward to delving deeper into a Comparative study of Christianity and Islam and scriptural exegesis at Notre Dame. He likes running, learning languages, and singing and composing liturgical music, particularly songs with open fifths.