I am a professor and historian of early Jewish and Christian thought. What fascinates me is mapping the many ways that the Jesus tradition emerges across the literature.  In the literature, we hear echoes of bitter controversies and competing memories that have been left behind or discarded.  Much of my research and teaching is devoted to understanding how marginalized, forbidden, and forgotten people and communities illuminate the central issues and historical features of religious traditions.  I have a deep love for exploring the various expressions of ante-Nicene mysticism, including the spirituality of classic Gnostic thinkers. This website is devoted to the various aspects of my teaching, research, and writing about the forbidden gospels.


Religious Studies Department - MS 15
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