The Haunting of Jesus: Reading Mark Through the Gothic Mode
The Journal of Interdisciplinary Biblical Studies just published my latest article on the Gospel of Mark. This article began way back in 2017, when I presented at a Halloween conference in Sheffield. I won the completely non-existent prize of best slide for my pigeon-attacking-Jesus-at-his-baptism photoshop. The article basically imagines what Mark would be if we […]
Seeing is Believing: The Digital Bible and Bible Verses Online
The European Adventist Society of Theology and Religious Studies’s journal is Spes Christiana latest edition contained an article I wrote a couple of years ago. It analyses how reading the Bible online (i.e.. via Twitter) influences the interpretation of the text. Abstract Millions of Bible verses are shared on Twitter every year. This article examines […]
Nostalgia, novelty, and the subversion of authority in “The Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs”
Fan Studies Journal Transformative Works and Cultures published a special issue on Fan Fiction and ancient scribal cultures. The entire edition is an amazing read, exploring ‘the potential of fan fiction as an interpretative model to study ancient religious texts.’ I wrote an article dealing with the way early Christians tried to write new things […]
Manifesting evil: Demons and physical monstrosity in the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
Way back in 2012, before I had even finished my PhD, I wrote this article. Publication took a while, it was extremely similar to Vogon bureacracy: Anywho, here’s an article on Monster Theory applied to second century Christian demons. The Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha it in December 2019. Abstract The interplay between […]
Monsters publication in Dutch
The classicists in Leiden have their own quarterly magazine: Frons. Their Summer special on metamorphoses includes an article about Monsters that I wrote. I blogged an English variant of the same article recently on Angels and Apes, an often-more-than-weekly-blog, maintained by Megen de Bruin-Molé, a PhD researcher at Cardiff University.
Chaos in Revelation
A chapter written for Bertil Wiklander’s Festschrift, exploring the role of Chaos and Order in Revelation. At the moment the book is not for sale, but here is my chapter:
The Great Controversy
Exciting news this week. My PhD thesis has been published by Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht in their Novum Testamentum et Orbis Antiquus series. It’s for sale on Amazon and is in Google Books!