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    Professor Eric Saak was a student of the late Heiko A. Oberman (PhD 1993, University of Arizona), and is the leading authority internationally of the late medieval and early Reformation Augustinian tradition.  He previously served as Head of the Department of Theology, Philosophy, and Religious Studies at Liverpool Hope University, and came to Aberdeen from the Indiana School of Liberal Arts in Indianapolis.  Eric is married to Anja Petrakopoulos, and they have two sons: Jonas Petrakopoulos, age 21 and currently a professional rugby player; and Hugo Saak, age 16.

    Area of Expertise

    • Theology and Religious Studies
    • Late Medieval
    • Reformation
    • Augustinian Tradition
    • History
    • Late Medieval
    • Reformation
    • Augustinian Tradition

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    Research Output

    • 1 Citations
    • 3 Chapter
    • 2 Book
    • 1 Entry for encyclopedia/dictionary
    • 1 Article

    Living the Augustinian Life in the Later Middle Ages: Daily Life in the OESA and Brother Jordan of Quedlinburg

    Saak, E., 2018, Vita Quotidiana e Tradizioni nei Conventi dell’Ordine di Sant’Agostino. González Marcos, OESA, I. & Scriberras, OSA, J. (eds.). Rome: Augustinian Historical Institute, p. 113-147 35 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    The Life and Works of James of Viterbo

    Saak, E., 2018, The Brill Companion to James of Viterbo. Côté, A. & Pickavé, M. (eds.). Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers, p. 11-32 21 p. (Brill's Companions to the Christian Tradition; vol. 81).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    “Augustine and Augustinianisms in the Fourteenth Century: The Cases of Petrarch and Robert de Bardis.”

    Saak, E., 2018, Agostino, Agostinianie Agostinismi nel Trecento Italiano. Bartuschat, J., Brilli, E. & Carron, D. (eds.). Ravenna: Longa, p. 127-150 24 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Martin Luther and the Monastic World of the later Middle Ages

    Saak, E. L., 3 Aug 2017, The Oxford Encyclopedia of Martin Luther. Nelson, D. & Hinlicky, P. (eds.). Oxford University Press (OUP), p. 641-655 15 p. (Oxford Research Encyclopedias of Religion).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

  • In the Wake of Lombard: The Reception of Augustine in the Early Thirteenth Century

    Saak, E., 31 Dec 2015, In : Augustinian Studies. 46, 1, p. 71-104 34 p.

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  • Prizes

    Gerald Strauss Prize

    Saak, Eric (Recipient), 2018

    Prize: Awards, Medals, Prizes and Distinctions