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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.

MemberMatthew J. Dillon


Reception of the Nag Hammadi Codices in American religion and culture.
Post-Christianity/The future(s) of Christianities
Afterlives of ancient Gnostic/apocryphal ideas, tropes and mythemes in contemporary American religions and culture [divine double; docetism and adoptionist Christology; anthropic dualism; archons; apocalypses; angels; Adam/Eve.]

I research the afterlives of Christian/Gnostic Apocrypha in American religion, culture and beyond. The Kingdom is Within You: The Lost Gospels and Post-Christianity in America under contract with UVA.

MemberHugo Lundhaug

…Science and Letters
International Association of Coptic Studies
Society of Biblical Literature
Collegium Patristicum Lundense
North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature…
…en: Mohr Siebeck, 2018.

– “The Dialogue of the Savior (NHC III,5) as a Monastic Text.” Pages 335–46 in Studia Patristica XCIII: Vol. 19: The First Two Centuries – Apocrypha and Gnostica. Edited by Markus Vinzent. StPatr 93. Leuven: Peeters, 2017.

– “Prayer in the Nag Hammadi Codices.” Pages 163–83 in Die Nag-Hammadi-Schriften …

– Professor of Biblical Reception and Early Christian Literature. – Scientific Director of the Interdisciplinary Research School Authoritative Texts and Their Reception (ATTR) [2017-2020] – Principal Investigator of ERC-project Storyworlds in Transition: Coptic Apocrypha in Changing Contexts in the Byzantine and Early Islamic Periods (APOCRYPHA) [2020-2025] – Principal Investigator of ERC-project New Contexts for Old Texts: Unorthodox Texts and Monastic Manuscript Culture in Fourth- and Fifth-Century Egypt (NEWCONT) [2012-2016]

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.

MemberIan Mills

…Peer Reviewed Journal Articles

“Tatian’s Diatessaron as ‘Canonical’ Gospel: Walter Bauer and the Reception of Christian ‘Apocrypha.’ Studia Patristica (Forthcoming).

“Zacchaeus and the Unripe Figs: A New Argument for the Original Language of Tatian’s Diatessaron.” New Testament Studies 66.2 (2020): 208-227.

“Pagan Readers of Chri…

Ian Nelson Mills is a PhD Student at Duke University in New Testament. Ian’s research focuses on the development of Gospel literature from the first century into Late Antiquity. This includes the historical Jesus, textual criticism, the Synoptic Problem, and Christian apocrypha.

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)….
…Articles

“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.

MemberBrandon Hawk

… Society

International Society for the Study of Early England

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 Old English and Anglo-Latin Literary Culture…
…Books

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).

Further Publications here….

I am Associate 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.

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 Associate 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.