MemberTony Burke

…1. Books

2017: The Infancy Gospel of Thomas in the Syriac Tradition. Piscataway, NJ: Gorgias Press (Introduction and Table of Contents shared above).

2016: New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans (co-editor with Brent Landau and contributor). (Introduction and Table of Contents shared above)

2015: Rediscover…

Tony Burke is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at York University in Toronto. He is the author of Secret Scriptures Revealed: A New Introduction to the Christian Apocrypha (SPCK/Eerdmans, 2013), editor (with Brent Landau) of New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures (Eerdmans, 2016) and founding president of the North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature.

MemberStephen Hopkins

…“The Legend of the Holy Rood,” ed. and trans., in New Testament Apocrypha: More Noncanonical Scriptures, v. II, ed. Tony Burke and Brent Landau (Grand Rapids, MI: Wm. B. Eerdmans). (In Press)

“Of Scops and Scribes: Oral Formulaic Theory and Scribal Culture in Old English Studies,” in Formula: Units of Speech – ‘Words’ of Verbal A…

I work on all things apocrypha in Medieval religious literature, taking a comparative philological approach. My dissertation tracks the transmission of infernal apocrypha (especially the Gospel of Nicodemus and Vision of St. Paul) across Old English, Old Norse, Middle Welsh, and Old/Middle Irish texts and translations. My idea of a good time is scrutinizing vernacular translations of theologically-oriented works, and thinking about the history of emotions and temporality. My favorite sport is etymology. I’m also into Ghost Stories (especially those of M.R. James), Horror, Medievalism (Tolkien and Lewis), and Vikings.

MemberTimothy B. Sailors

…International Society for Nubian Studies
North American Patristics Society
North American Society for Christian Arabic Studies
North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature
Philadelphia Seminar on Christian Origins (corresponding member)
Society for Classical Studies (olim American Philological Association)
Society of Biblical…

Timothy B. Sailors specializes in the academic study of ancient Christianity and its literature. His scholarly work has focused on topics such as the New Testament, textual criticism, the Apostolic Fathers, early Christian apocrypha, patristics, early Christian apologists, and manuscript studies. He has most recently received a grant from the Sarah J. Clackson Coptic Fund through the Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, to conduct manuscript research at the Bodleian Library; been appointed a U.S. State Department–funded Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) Fellow at the W. F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, Jerusalem, in order to consult and utilize manuscript collections in the Near East; and been named a Swenson Family Fellow in Eastern Christian Manuscript Studies at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library (HMML) in Collegeville, Minnesota, USA.

MemberBradley Rice

…Recent Conference Presentations

“The Story of Joseph of Arimathea and the Story of Icons in Christian Apocrypha: The Curious Case of the Icon of the Virgin at Lydda.” North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature, “The Material of Christian Apocrypha,” University of Virginia, November 30-December 1, Charlo…
…North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature (founding/board member)

Society of Biblical Literature…
…Co-editor/co-creator. e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha. A digital initiative of the North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature (NASSCAL)….

“Chronique: An Account of the York University Christian Apocrypha Symposium Series: ‘Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions: Writing Ancient and Modern Christian Apocrypha (Held at Vanier College on September 24–26, 2015).” Apocrypha 26 (2015): 333–345.

Contributions to Edited Volumes

“The Apocryphal Tale of Jesus’ Journey to India: N…

I am a PhD candidate in New Testament/Early Christianity at McGill University in Montreal, where my primary research focus is apocryphal Christian literature.

MemberEric Vanden Eykel

…Scripture in the Pastoral Letters of the Provincial Councils of Baltimore,” American Catholic Studies 121: 55—79.

Chapters/Entries in Edited Volumes

“Expanding the Apocryphal Corpus: Some ‘Novel’ Suggestions” in Fakes, Forgeries, and Fictions: Writing Ancient and Modern Christian Apocrypha. Proceedings from the 2015 York University Chri…

I am an Assistant Professor of Religion at Ferrum College in southwestern Virginia, where I teach courses in biblical studies and religion. My chief area of research is early Christian Apocryphal Literature, with a special focus on texts and traditions about the infancies and childhoods of Jesus and Mary, his mother.

MemberJohn Meade

John Meade lives in Phoenix, AZ where he teaches at Phoenix Seminary. He has coauthored The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis (Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming Nov. 2017) and he has edited the materials for A Critical Edition of the Hexaplaric Fragments of Job 22-42 to be published by Peeters late this year or early next for the Hexapla Institute. He plans to continue researching in the areas outlined under “Projects” below. He teaches and mentors students at the seminary, recognizing the holistic nature of education as character formation. His courses include Introduction to Old Testament/Hebrew Bible; the Hebrew Language sequence from Introduction to Exegesis (Isaiah, Job, Proverbs); electives in Biblical Theology, Formation of the Biblical Canon, Readings in the Septuagint, and Readings in the Apocrypha/Deuterocanon.

MemberBrandon Hawk

…nglish Texts Society

International Society of Anglo-Saxonists

Medieval Academy of America

Modern Language Association

North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature

Society for the Study of Anglo-Saxon Homiletics

Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Culture…

The Gospel of Pseudo-Matthew, Early Christian Apocrypha Series (Salem, OR: Polebridge Press, forthcoming 2018).

Preaching Apocrypha in Anglo-Saxon England, Toronto Anglo-Saxon Series 30 (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, forthcoming 2018).

Invited Contributions

“Pseudo-Bede,” forthcoming in the Sources of Anglo-Saxon Literary Cu…

I am Assistant Professor in the English Department at Rhode Island College. I received my B.A. in English from Houghton College in 2007, my M.A. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2009, and my Ph.D. in Medieval Studies from the University of Connecticut in 2014. My fields of expertise are Old and Middle English, history of the English language, digital humanities, the Bible as/in literature, translation, and the history of the book. Most of my interests in research and teaching encompass what might be called transmission studies: the afterlives of texts, including circulation, translations, adaptations, and re-presentations in various cultures and media.

MemberMagdalena Diaz Araujo

Magdalena Díaz Araujo is Professor of Judaism and Early Christianity at the National University of La Rioja (Argentina), and Professor of History of Arts and Scenography at the National University of Cuyo (Argentina). She has been a Visiting Professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études (2011, 2012, 2014), at the Regensburg Universität (2015), and at the Methodist University of Sao Paulo (2016). She obtained her PhD in History of Religions and Religious Anthropology (2012) at the Paris IV-Sorbonne University, with the Dissertation “The representation of the woman and the invention of the “sin of flesh” in the Greek Life of Adam and Eve”. Her research fields are Second Temple Judaism and Early Christianity, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Gender Studies, and Aesthetics. She has received several doctoral and postdoctoral grants from the Paris IV-Sorbonne University, the École Pratique des Hautes Études , the National University of Cuyo, and a scholarship from the Program Alban (European Union Program of High Level Scholarship for Latin America). She has lectured and presented papers in English, French, and Spanish in several international meetings (Germany, Hungary, England, Switzerland, Italy, France, Brazil, and Argentina). She is the author of various articles and reviews in international journals and collective work volumes. Recently, she has contributed to the volume Des oasis d’Égypte à la Route de la Soie – Hommage à Jean-Daniel Dubois, edited by Anna Van den Kerchove and Luciana Soares Santoprete (Brepols,2017), and she has participated with an essay in Early Jewish Writings in Context: Perspectives on Gender and Reception History, The Bible and Women: An Encyclopedia of Exegesis and Cultural History, edited by Marie-Theres Wacker and Eileen Schuller, published in four languages (Society of Biblical Literature Press / Kohlhammer / Editorial Verbo Divino / Il Pozzo di Giacobbe).

MemberAlexander D'Alisera

…I am currently co-authoring a chapter on the Old English poem, “The Dream of the Rood,” for volume 3 of New Testament Apocrypha, set to be published by Eerdmans in 2021. I am also producing a new translation of the poem for publication in the volume.

I recently led a Theology on Tap discussion for Saint John the Evangelist Church (Cambridge,…

Welcome to my profile! I am currently a Ph.D. student in medieval history at Boston College, where I began my studies in 2019. From 2015 to 2017, I attended Yale University as a Marquand Scholar, where I received my M.A. in religion from the Divinity School. I also hold my B.A. in history and classics from Bard College, where I attended from 2011 to 2015 as an Excellence and Equal Cost Scholar. My current research interests include: early medieval translation and vernacularity; lived religion in early medieval Britain; the medieval reception of early Christian apocryphal/pseudepigraphical texts; and Boethius’s medieval legacy. I previously worked in the publishing industry, having held editorial positions at Wiley-Blackwell, Yale Law School, and Harvard Medical School. At Academic Studies Press, I conceived and established the series Global Catholicism, one of the first book series dedicated to the interdisciplinary study of Catholicism in the Global South. At Yale Divinity School, I re-founded the previously defunct scholarly journal of religion Glossolalia, and served as its editor in chief from 2016 to 2018.