Program: MA in ECS
Area(s) of Interest: Ancient languages; Christian Platonism; Marius Victorinus; Middle Platonism; Neoplatonism; Pharisaic Judaism; Prisca Theologia; Trinitarian theology
Originally from Iowa, Michael Frost graduated from Hillsdale College with a B.A. in Latin in 2023, winning the Corona Classica, Hillsdale's highest award for the study of Classics. In addition to taking classes in ancient Greek and Latin, Michael worked with early modern Latin theological texts, writing his senior thesis on the Huguenot Philippe de Mornay's use of ancient pagan sources to defend the Trinity in his De veritate religionis Christianae. Michael is fascinated by the interaction of Christianity and the Platonic tradition, and he has written on Marius Victorinus's adaptation of Neoplatonic concepts in his Trinitarian writings. He is also interested in the relationship of early Christianity to Pharisaic Judaism. At Notre Dame, he hopes to study Semitic languages and to deepen his knowledge of early Christianity in its ancient Mediterranean intellectual context.