Professor of Religious Studies | Mary W. and J. Stanley Johnson Professor of Humanities Scripps College (Claremont, California)


Duke University: MA and PhD, Graduate Program in Religion Brown University: AB cum laude, Ancient Studies; AB, Comparative Literature (Latin and French)

Other Publications

Books (links go to external press sites) Epiphanius of Cyprus: A Cultural Biography of Late Antiquity, Christianity in Late Antiquity (Oakland: University of California Press, 2016) Christ Circumcised: A Study in Early Christian History and Difference, Divinations (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012) Remains of the Jews: Holy Land and Christian Empire in Late Antiquity, Divinations (Stanford, Calif.: Stanford University Press, 2003) Co-edited with Bart D. Ehrman: Christianity in Late Antiquity, 300-450 CE: A Reader (New York: Oxford University Press, 2003)   Articles, Essays, and Encyclopedia Entries (links go to CORE Repository) “The Lost Generation,” in Melania: Early Christianity Through the Life of One Family, Christianity in Late Antiquity, ed. Catherine M. Chin and Caroline T. Schroeder (University of California Press, 2016), pp. 207-21. “Sordid Bodies: Christ’s Circumcision and Sacrifice in Origen’s Fourteenth Homily on Luke.” In Asceticism and Exegesis in Early Christianity, ed. Hans-Ulrich Weidemann, Novum Testamentum et Antiquus. Gottingen: Vandenhoecht & Ruprecht, 2013, pp. 219-34. “Adversus Iudaeos” and “Relics.” In Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Ed. Roger Bagnall et al. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2013, pp. 111-13 and 5766-77. “Epiphanius of Salamis and the Antiquarian’s Bible.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 21 (2013): 437-64. “Matters (Un-)Becoming: Conversions in Epiphanius of Salamis.” Church History 81 (2012): 27-47. “‘What Has Rome to do with Bethlehem?’ Cultural Capital(s) and Religious Imperialism in Late Ancient Christianity.” Classical Receptions Journal 2 (2011): 29-45. Introduction and annotations to “Jude, Epistle of.” In The Jewish Annotated New Testament. Ed. Amy-Jill Levine and Marc Z. Brettler. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 460-62. “Passing: Jesus’ Circumcision and Strategic Self-Sacrifice.” In Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice. Ed. Jennifer Wright Knust and Zsuzsanna Várhelyi. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011, pp. 251-64. “Church Fathers, Attitudes to Jews and Judaism.” In The Cambridge Dictionary of Jewish History, Religion, and Culture. Ed. Judith Baskin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011, 105-6. “The Kindest Cut: Christ’s Circumcision and the Signs of Early Christian Identity.” Jewish Studies Quarterly 16 (2009): 97-117. “Blood Will Out: Jesus Circumcision and Early Christian Interpretation of Exodus 4:24-26.” Henoch 30 (2008): 311-32. “Jews and Christians,” in The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Studies. Ed. Susan Ashbrook Harvey and David G. Hunter (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008), pp. 169-85. “Dialogic Differences: (De-)Judaizing Jesus’ Circumcision.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 15 (2007): 291-335. “‘Papinian Commands One Thing, Our Paul Another’: Roman Christians and Jewish Law in the Collatio Legum Mosaicarum et Romanarum,” in Religion and Law in Classical and Christian Rome, ed. Clifford Ando and Jörg Rüpke (Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2006), pp. 85-99. “‘Her Own Proper Kinship’: Marriage, Class, and Women in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles.” In A Feminist Companion to the New Testament Apocrypha. Ed. Amy-Jill Levine with Maria Mayo Robbins (London: T. & T. Clark, 2006), pp. 18-46. “A Jew’s Jew: Paul and the Early Christian Problem of Jewish Origins.” Journal of Religion 86 (2006): 258-86. “Gospel Thrillers.” Postscripts: The Journal of Sacred Texts and Contemporary Worlds 1 (2005): 125-42. “‘Let him guard pietas: Early Christian Exegesis and the Ascetic Family.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 11 (2003): 265-81. “Fathers Know Best? Christian Families in the Age of Asceticism” (with Rebecca Krawiec). Journal of Early Christian Studies 11 (2003): 257-63. “The Lion and the Lamb: Reconsidering ‘Jewish-Christian Relations’ in Antiquity.” In The Ways that Never Parted: Jews and Christians in Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Ed. Adam H. Becker and Annette Yoshiko Reed. Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism 95. Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 2003, pp. 95-118; repr. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2007. “The Remains of the Jew: Imperial Christian Identity in the Late Ancient Holy Land.” Journal of Medieval and Early Modern Studies 33 (2003): 23-45. “‘The Most Beautiful Jewesses in the Land’: Imperial Travel in The Early Christian Holy Land.” Religion 32 (2002): 205-25. “The Place of the Biblical Jew in the Early Christian Holy Land.” Studia Patristica 38 (2001): 417-24. “Writing Demetrias: Ascetic Logic in Ancient Christianity.” Church History 69 (2000): 719-48. “The Disorder of Books: Priscillian’s Canonical Defense of Apocrypha.” Harvard Theological Review 93 (2000):135-59. “Visible Ghosts and Invisible Demons: The Place of Jews in Early Christian Terra Sancta” in Galilee Through the Centuries: Confluence of Cultures (Winona Lake: Eisenbrauns, 1999), ed. Eric M. Meyers, pp. 359-76. “A Family Affair: Marriage, Class, and Ethics in the Apocryphal Acts of the Apostles.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 7 (1999): 105-38. “‘Solomon’s Salacious Song’: Foucault’s Author Function and the Early Christian Interpretation of the Canticum Canticorum.” Medieval Encounters 4 (1998): 1-23


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