She/her or They/them, Trans woman.

Public email: cmehans2020@gmail.com

I am a nerdy amateur who throws articles at journals and see what sticks. Apparently a lot sticks if you try hard enough. I have no singular field, but I have most of my publications on issues regarding New Testament scholarship.

In New Testament studies, I have specialized primarily on the Christ Myth Debate, but am expanding into the debate on Jesus’ resurrection and the historicity of Jesus’ baptism.


Saginaw Valley State University (2019-2023)
Major: Creative Writing
Minor: Philosophy
Magna cum laude



2023                            “The Problem of Annals 15.44: On the Plinian Origin of Tacitus’ Information on Christians.” Journal of Early Christian History (2023): doi: 10.1080/2222582X.2023.2173628 [P]

2023                            “Christianity Without Christ: The Phenomenon of Christian Mythicists.” Fieldwork in Religion 18, no. 1 (2023), doi: 10.1558/firn.24385 [P]

2022                            “The Christ Myth Debate in Marxist Literature.” Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 13, no. 2 (2022), doi: 10.5840/asrr2022111594 [P]

2022                            “The Many Gods of Deuteronomy: A Response to Michael Heiser’s Interpretation of Deut. 32:8–9.” Alternative Spirituality and Religion Review 13, no. 1 (2022): 76–94, doi: 10.5840/asrr202261792 [P]

2022                            “An Examination of Joel Edmund Anderson’s Christianity and the (R)evolution in Worldviews.” Literature & Aesthetics 31, no. 2 (2021): 158–88 [P]

2022                            “The Monstrous Feminine: Ungoliant, Shelob, and Women in Tolkien’s Middle-Earth.” Crossroads: A Journal of English Studies 34 (2021): 4–15, doi: 10.15290/10.15290/CR.2021.34.3.01 [P]

2022                            “From Rags to Reverend: The Life of Jens Peter Hansen (1872–1903).” Journal of Biblical Theology 5, no. 4 (2022): 144–193 [P]

2022                            “Re-examining the Pre-Christian Jesus.” Journal of Early Christian History 12, no. 2 (2022): 17–40, doi: 10.1080/2222582X.2021.2001667 [P]

2022                            “You Invent for Yourselves a Trypho: Addressing Radical Reinterpretations of Trypho and Canonical and Non-Canonical Scriptures.” Journal of Biblical Theology 5, no. 2 (2022): 115–140 [P]

2021                            “The Grievance Studies Hoaxes in Retrospect: The Issues and the Ethics of the Affair.” Northern Plains Ethics Journal 9 (2021): 127–142 [P]

2021                            “Romans 1:3 and the Celestial Jesus: A Rebuttal to Revisionist Interpretations of Jesus’ Descendance From David in Paul.” McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry 22 (2020-2021): 31–60 [P]

2021                            “Lord Raglan’s Hero and Jesus: A Rebuttal to Methodologically Dubious Uses of the Raglan Archetype.” Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 16 (2020): 129–149 [P]

2021                            “An Evaluation of the Neo-Dutch Radical School of New Testament Criticism.”  The Journal of Biblical Theology 4, no. 2 (2021): 240–264 [P]

2021                            “Jesus’ Historicity and Sources: The Misuse of Extrabiblical Sources for Jesus and a Suggestion.” The Journal of Biblical Theology 4, no. 3 (2021): 139–162 [P]

2020                            “The Christ and the Discourse: A Critique of the Historiographical and Rhetorical Trends in the Christ Myth Debate.” Northern Plains Ethics Journal 8 (2020): 97–123 [P]


2022                            “Fra Klude til Pastor: Jens Peter Hansen (1872–1903).” America Letter [published by the Museum of Danish America], no. 1 (Summer 2022): 18–21.

2019                            “A Thracian Resurrection: Is Zalmoxis a Dying-Rising God who Parallels Jesus?” Journal of Higher Criticism 14, no. 4 (2019): 70–98


Forthcoming              Review of James Crossley and Robert J. Myles, Jesus: A Life in Class Conflict (Winchester: Zer0 Books, 2023) in Canadian-American Theological Review

2023                           Review of Gary R. Habermas, Risen Indeed: A Historical Investigation into the Resurrection of Jesus (Bellingham: Lexham Academic, 2021) in McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry (2021–2022): R81–6.

2022                            Review of Robyn Faith Walsh. The Origins of Early Christian Literature: Contextualizing the New Testament Within Greco-Roman Literary Culture (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021) in Journal of Greco-Roman Christianity and Judaism 18 (2022): R1–6.

2022                            Review of James F. McGrath, What Jesus Learned from Women (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2021) in The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry 22 (2020-2021): R89–92.

2022                            Review of Joel Marcus, John the Baptist in History and Theology (Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2018) in The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry 22 (2020-2021): R93–8.

2021                            Review of Richard C. Carrier, Jesus From Outer Space: What the Earliest Christians Really Believed about Christ (Durham: Pitchstone Publishing, 2020) in The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry 22 (2020-2021): R1–6.

2021                            Review of Raphael Lataster, Questioning the Historicity of Jesus: How a Philosophical Analysis Elucidates the Historical Discourse (Leiden: Rodopi/Brill, 2019) in The McMaster Journal of Theology and Ministry 21 (2019–2020): R75–79.

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