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Rubedo Press | Shannon Grimes

Associate Professor Dr. Shannon Grimes is Department Head in Religious and Ethical Studies at Meredith College, North Carolina. Recipient of the Pauline Davis Perry Award for Excellence in Teaching (2009), she teaches early Christianity, world religions, philosophy, and environmental ethics. Her research interests include religion and philosophy in the Græco-Roman period; religious views of nature and cosmos; and the intersections of science, magic, and religion. Her current research focuses on alchemy and astronomy in antiquity and how these sciences have sparked the religious imagination.

Shannon Grimes, PhD

Dr. Shannon Grimes (PhD, Syracuse University) is a scholar of religion and philosophy in the Graeco-Roman era, particularly gnostic, Hermetic, and Platonic traditions—the so-called roots of Western esotericism. Her publications have focused on alchemy and cultural astronomy in the Roman period. Religious views of nature and the cosmos are ongoing themes in her research and teaching, a passion that stems from her own wonderment of the natural world. 

Since 2006, Dr. Grimes has taught at Meredith College, a women’s college in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she is currently Associate Professor and head of the Department of Religious and Ethical Studies. She teaches courses in world religions, early Christianity, philosophy, and environmental ethics, and has had the pleasure of leading several study abroad programs in Iceland and Italy.

Shannon Grimes is the author of the forthcoming study, Becoming Gold: Zosimus of Panopolis and the Alchemical Arts in Roman Egypt, available soon through Rubedo Press’s Panopolis Project.