ECR Interview: Dr. Jeremiah Coogan

School/Institution: Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford Areas of Interest/Research: Gospel literature, early Christianity, material texts What is it about your field that you love researching? I absolutely love to work with material texts—from late ancient papyri and ostraca to medieval manuscripts on parchment and paper to early modern printed books. Like archaeological…

Interview: Dan York

School/Institution: Durham University Areas of Interest/Research: Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Ancient Judaism, Early Christianity, History of Modern Biblical Interpretation.  What is it about your field that you love researching? I love reading ancient texts in their original languages.  What is one “big idea” in your scholarship? In terms of my doctoral project, the “big idea” is…

Interview: Jeannie Sellick

School/Institution: University of Virginia Areas of Interest/Research: Early Christian ascetic & monastic movements/Gender & Sexuality/Masculinity studies  What is it about your field that you love researching? I love the pure wackiness of religion & early Christianity. The canonical texts, the apocrypha, the patristic commentaries, the controversies – so much of it is weird in the…

Interview: Chance Bonar

School/Institution: Harvard University Areas of Interest/Research: Early Christianity; Shepherd of Hermas; Christian Apocrypha; Papyrology; Coptic Studies; Authorship & Attribution What is it about your field that you love researching? I love being able to research and explore the rhetoric, narratives, and histories that ancient writers used to categorize and make sense of their world. I’m concerned with…

ECR Interview: Dr. Elizabeth Corsar

School/Institution: Associate Tutor in Biblical Studies, Scottish Episcopal Institute, Edinburgh Areas of Interest/Research: Early Christianity, particularly canonical and non-canonical gospels; Classical Antiquity and ancient compositional practices. What is it about your field that you love researching? I LOVE working with texts! For my thesis, which focused on ancient compositional practices and John’s use of Mark,…