Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA
Ph.D. Comparative Study of Religions, Indiana
Religions of Late Antiquity, Biblical Studies, Theory & Method, World Religions; Minor: History
2004-5 John Simon Guggenheim Fellow
2001 Best First Book Award (History of Religions
category), American Academy of Religion
2000 Northern Arizona University Organized Research Grant
1999 Northern Arizona University Organized Research Grant
1996 American Academy of Religions Research Grant
1995 Ph.D. with distinguished dissertation
1994-95 National Endowment for the Humanities Dissertation Fellow
1993-94 J. Stewart and Dagmar K. Riley Dissertation Fellow
1989-90 Indiana University Fellow
1985 B.A. magna cum laude, with departmental distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Phi Kappa Phi
2001-present Associate Professor, Department of Humanities, Arts, and Religion, Northern Arizona University
2000-2004 Chairperson, Department of Humanities, Arts, and Religion, Northern Arizona University1998-2000 Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, Arts, and Religion, Northern Arizona University
Religions of the World every semester, 1998-2000;
Ways of Being Religious 1996(S)
Religion and Social Issues 1995(F)
Introduction to Asian Religions every semester, including summer sessions, 1990-1996
Jews, Christians, Muslims 1996(F)
Introduction to Christianity 1997(S)
Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) 1998(F); 1999(F)
Christian Scriptures (New Testament) 1996(S); every semester 1997-1998; 1999(S); 2000(S); 2005(F)
Ancient Gods and Goddesses 1999(F), 2003(S)
Art and Religion in the Ancient World 2000(F); 2005(F)
Women in the Biblical World 2000(S)
The Thousand Faces of Jesus 1993(F)
The Historical Jesus 1997(S); 1999(S); 2004(S)
Church and World: The First Six Centuries 1992(Sum)
Gnostics and Manichaeans 2001(S)
Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire 1996(F); 1998(Sum); 2002(S)
(2006) Augustine's Manichaean Dilemma: Making a Catholic Self in Late Fourth Century Africa (forthcoming)
2003 Truth in Translation: Accuracy and Bias in English Translations of the New Testament Lanham: University Press of America.2000 The Manichaean Body in Discipline and Ritual. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
(2006) New Light on Manichaeism: Papers from the 6th International Meeting of the IAMS (forthcoming)
(2006) with Paul Mirecki: Frontiers of Faith: The Christian-Manichaean Encounter in the Acts of Archelaus (forthcoming)
2001 with Paul Mirecki: The Light and the Darkness: Studies in Manichaeism and its World. Leiden: E. J. Brill.1997 with Paul Mirecki: Emerging from Darkness: Studies in the Recovery of Manichaean Sources. Leiden: E. J. Brill.
2005 Augustine, Manichaeism, and the Logic of Persecution. Archiv für Religionsgeschichte 7: 71-84
2005 The Leap of the Soul in Manichaeism. In Il Manicheismo: Nuove Prospettive della Richerca. A. van Tongerloo & L. Cirillo, eds. Turnhout: Brepols, 9-26.
2004 The Cantillated Manichaean Meal Hymns of the Turfan Collection. In Turfan Revisited. Desmond Durkin-Meinsterernst et al., eds. Berlin: Dietrich Reimer Verlag, 30-36.
2004 The Near Eastern Connections of Manichaean Confessionary Practice. ARAM 16: 161-177.
2001 The Metabolism of Salvation: Manichaean Concepts of Human Physiology. In The Light and the Darkness: Studies in Manichaeism and its World. Paul Mirecki and Jason BeDuhn, eds. Leiden: E. J. Brill. 5-37.2001 Middle Iranian and Turkic Texts associated with Manichaean Art from Turfan. In Zsuzsanna Gulácsi, Manichaean Art in Berlin Collections. Turnhout: Brepols. 209-244.
Encyclopedia Entries and Book Reviews:
2005 Review of Wayne Meeks, In Search of the Early Christians: Selected Essays. Journal of the American Academy of Religion 73: 940-942.
2004 Manichaeism. In New Dictionary of the History of Ideas. Maryanne Cline Horowitz, ed. New York: Charles Scribner's Son.
2004 Review of Xavier Tremblay, Pour une histoire de la Sérinde: Le manichéisme parmi les peuples et religions d'Asie Centrale d'après les sources primaire. Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, Series 3, 14: 269-273.
2004 Review of Jorunn Buckley, The Mandaeans: Ancient Texts and Modern People. History of Religions 44: 70-73.
2003 Review of Paul Winter, After Paul Left Corinth. Classical Bulletin 79: 172-176.
2002 Review of Richard Foltz, Religions of the Silk Road. Journal of Chinese Religion 29: 294-296.
2001 Review of Birger Pearson, The Emergence of the Christian Religion. Religion 31: 305-307.
1997 Review of Rika Gyselen, Sceaux
magiques en Iran sassanide. Orientalistische
Literatur Zeitung 92: 742-743.
1997 Review of Nils Pedersen, Studies in The Sermon on the Great War. Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists 34: 147-149
1995 Arbela, Chronicle of; Mandeans; Mani; Manichaeans; Mazdaism; Mazdak; Mazdakites; Zoroastrians. In Dictionary of Judaism in the Biblical Period. Jacob Neusner and William Green, eds. New York: MacMillan Publishing.
1995 Review of Hans-Joachim Klimkeit, Gnosis on the Silk Road. Journal of the American Oriental Society 115.2: 344-346.
1994 Review of Samuel N. C. Lieu, Manichaeism in the Late Roman Empire and Medieval China. Journal of World History 5.1: 142-145.
2005 "A Religion of Deeds: Faustus, Augustine, and Western Manichaean Doctrinal Liberalism," 6th International Meeting of the International Association of Manichaean Studies, Flagstaff.
2003 "Manichaeism and the Logic of Persecution," Conference on Persecution and Conflict in Ancient Mediterranean Religions, Ohio State University, Columbus.
2003 "Biblical Antitheses, Adda, and the Acts of Archelaus," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting, Atlanta.
2002 "A War of Words: Intertextuality and the Struggle over the Legacy of Christ in the Acta Archelai," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Toronto).
2002 "The Near Eastern Connections of Manichaean Confessionary Practice," ARAM Society 19 International Conference (Oxford).
2002 "The Meal Hymns of the Berlin Turfan Collection," Turfan Revisited: Symposium on the Centenary of the German Turfan Expeditions (Berlin).
2001 "The Manichaean Shadow over the Confessions," 2001 Pruit Memorial Symposium, "Augustine's Confessions: Reading for the Millenium," Baylor University (Waco).2001 "The Leap of the Soul in Manichaeism," V Congresso Internazionale di Studi sul Manicheismo (Naples).
2005 "Augustine's Dilemma: The Manichaean Challenge at the Birth of Catholicism," Yale University, New Haven
2005 "Recovering Early Christian Diversity," Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, Flagstaff.
2004 "Religious Studies Theory in the Study of Manichaeism," and "Roundtable: Augustine, Manichaeism, and the Logic of Persecution," Indiana University, Bloomington.
2004 "The Complex face of Early Christianity," Church of the Red Rocks, Sedona.
2001 "The Manichaean Soul," Duke University, Durham.2000 "The Manichaean Body," Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff.
1998 "Ancient Gnosticism," Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, Sedona.
Coptic, Greek, Parthian, Middle Persian, Latin, French, German
2003-2007 Member of the Steering Committee, AAR Europe and the Mediterranean in Late Antiquity Group
2002-2006 Chairperson, SBL Manichaean Studies Seminar
2001-2009 Member of the Executive Board, International Association of Manichaean Studies
1995-2000 Co-chairperson, SBL Manichaean Studies Group
1993-1994 Co-chairperson, SBL Manichaeism ConsultationMember: American Academy of Religion, International Association of Manichaean Studies, North American Patristics Society, Society of Biblical Literature