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.


American Society of Church History
American Society of Papyrologists
Association Internationale des Études Arméniennes
Association Internationale d’Études Coptes
Association Internationale d’Études Patristiques
Association Internationale de Papyrologues
Association pour l’étude de la littérature apocryphe chrétienne (corresponding member)
Catholic Biblical Association of America
Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft
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 Literature

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