Curriculum Vitae

JASON DAVID BEDUHN

Department of Humanities, Arts, and Religion, Box 6031

Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ 86011, USA

Phone: 928-523-8892

 

EDUCATION

Ph.D. Comparative Study of Religions, Indiana University, 1995
Religions of Late Antiquity, Biblical Studies, Theory & Method, World Religions; Minor: History

M.T.S New Testament and Early Christianity, Harvard Divinity School, 1988

B.A. Religious Studies, University of Illinois, 1985

HONORS/GRANTS

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


PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

2001-present Associate Professor, Department of Humanities, Arts, and Religion, Northern Arizona University

2000-2004 Chairperson, Department of Humanities, Arts, and Religion, Northern Arizona University

1998-2000 Assistant Professor, Department of Humanities, Arts, and Religion, Northern Arizona University

1998 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of History, Indiana University

1997-98 Associate Instructor, Department of Philosophy & Religion, University of Indianapolis

1996-1997 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies and Department of History, Indiana University

1996 (Spring) Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy & Religious Studies, Western Maryland College

1995 (Fall) Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University

1992-95 Instructor, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University

1990-92 Assistant Instructor, Department of Religious Studies, Indiana University


COURSES DESIGNED AND OFFERED

Religions of the World every semester, 1998-2000; 2005(F)
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)


PUBLICATIONS

Books authored:

(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.
(Paperback 2002)
Reviews: Journal of Early Christian Studies 8 (2000) 591-592; Journal of Religion 81 (2001) 504-505; Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 65 (2002) 173-175; Catholic Historical Review 88 (2002) 564-567; History of Religions 42 (2003) 271-272; Journal of the American Academy of Religion 71 (2003) 191-194

Books edited:

(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.

Articles:

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.

2001 with Geoffrey Harrison: The Authenticity and Doctrine of (Ps.?) Mani's Letter to Menoch. In The Light and the Darkness: Studies in Manichaeism and its World. Paul Mirecki and Jason BeDuhn, eds. Leiden: E. J. Brill. 128-172.

2000 Eucharist or Yasna? Antecedents of Manichaean Food Ritual. In Studia Manichaica. IV International Congress zum Manichäismus, 14.-18. Juli 1997. R.E. Emmerick, W. Sundermann, and P. Zieme, eds. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. 14-36.

2000 The Historical Assessment of Speech Acts: Clarifications of Austin and Skinner for the Study of Religions. Method and Theory in the Study of Religion 12: 477-505.

2000 Manichaean Asceticism; Manichaean Ritual; Manichaean Hymnody; Manichaean Theology. In Religions of Late Antiquity in Practice. Richard Valantasis, ed. Princeton: Princeton University Press. 122-130, 316-321, 364-368, 481-488.

1999 "Because of the angels": Unveiling Paul's Anthropology in 1 Corinthians 11. Journal of Biblical Literature 118.2: 295-320.

1997 with Geoffrey Harrison: The Tebessa Codex: Manichaean Biblical Exegesis and Church Order. In Emerging from Darkness. Paul Mirecki and Jason BeDuhn, eds. Leiden: E. J. Brill. 33-87.

1996 The Manichaean Sacred Meal. In Turfan, Khotan und Dunhuang. Ronald E. Emmerick et al., eds. Berlin: Akademie Verlag. 1-17.

1995 The Battle for the Body in Manichaean Asceticism. In Asceticism. Vincent Wimbush and Richard Valantasis, eds. London: Oxford University Press. 513-519.

1995 Magical Bowls and Manichaeans. In Ancient Magic and Ritual Power. Marvin Meyer and Paul Mirecki, eds. Leiden: E. J. Brill. 419-434.

1992 A Regimen for Salvation: Medical Models in Manichaean Asceticism. Semeia 58: 109-134.

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.


PROFESSIONAL PAPERS

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).

2000 "Did Augustine win his debate with Fortunatus?" Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Nashville).

2000 "The Manichaean Communities of East Central Asia," International Congress of Asian and North African Studies (Montreal).

1999 "Why Manichaeism is not Gnosticism," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Boston).

1998 "The Metabolism of Salvation: Manichaean Concepts of Human Physiology," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Orlando).

1997 "Eucharist or Yasna? Antecedents of Manichaean Food Ritual," 4th International Conference of Manichaean Studies (Berlin).

1997 "The Use of Paul in Latin Manichaeism," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (San Francisco).

1996 "The Manichaean Path to Salvation," Colloquium on Pre-Islamic Central Asia (Indiana University, Bloomington).

1996 "The Problem of Ascesis in the Manichaean Ritual Tradition," American Academy of Religion Annual Meeting (New Orleans).

1995 "Eucharist or Yasna? Manichaean Ritual in Iranian Culture," Colloquium on Pre-Islamic Central Asia (Indiana University, Bloomington).

1995 "The Manichaean Body in Ascesis and Ritual," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Philadelphia).

1995 "'This is my body': The Eucharist in Christian and Manichaean Interpretation," Society of Biblical Literature, Midwest Chapter, Annual Meeting (Grand Rapids).

1994 "Central Asian Manichaeism and Its Ritual System," Colloquium on Pre-Islamic Central Asia (Indiana University, Bloomington).

1994 "Manichaean Biblical Exegesis and Church Order in the Tebessa Codex" (with Geoffrey Harrison), Society of Biblical Literature Anual Meeting (Chicago).

1994 "The Manichaean Sacred Meal," Symposium: Annemarie von Gabain und die Turfanforschung (Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin).

1993 "The Battle for the Body in Manichaean Asceticism," International Conference on the Ascetic Dimension in Religious Life and Culture (Union Theological Seminary, New York).

1993 "The Cross-Cultural Unity of Manichaeism: Problems and Prospects," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Washington).

1992 "Magic Bowls and Manichaeans," Conference on Magic in the Ancient World (University of Kansas, Lawrence).

1992 "The Manichaean Paul: Readings from a North African Heterodox Community," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (San Francisco).

1990 "A Regimen for Salvation: Medical Models in Manichaean Asceticism," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (New Orleans).

1989 "Digestive Salvation and the Doctor from Babylon," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Annaheim).

1988 "The Nature of Manichaean Dualism," Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting (Chicago).


INVITED LECTURES

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 "Augustine and the Manichaeans on the Problem of Evil," University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul.

1998 "Ancient Gnosticism," Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, Sedona.


LANGUAGES

Coptic, Greek, Parthian, Middle Persian, Latin, French, German


SERVICE AND MEMBERSHIPS

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 Consultation

Member: American Academy of Religion, International Association of Manichaean Studies, North American Patristics Society, Society of Biblical Literature