Education

PhD. Department for the Study of Religion, University of Toronto, Canada, (expected defense summer 2019).

Dissertation: “The Pepaideumenoi and Jesus: Ancient Education in Paul and Thomas.”

Committee: John S. Kloppenborg, John W. Marshall, Kevin Wilkinson, Joseph Bryant.

M.A. Department of Religious Studies, University of Regina, Canada, 2011.

Thesis: “Erudition, Power, Secrecy, and Empire: The rhetoric of self-authorization and empowerment in The Gospel of Thomas.”

Winner of the 2011 President’s Distinguished Graduate Student Award.

M.A. Advisor: William E. Arnal

B.A. Honours. Religion Department, University of Manitoba, Canada, 2009.

Other Publications

Research in Progress
“Jesus’ Agricultural Parables and Philosophical Metaphors for Encyclia Paideia.”
 

Refereed Journal Articles (4)

2019. “Where indeed was the Gospel of Thomas written?: Thomas in Jewish Alexandria.” Journal of Biblical Literature. 138: 451-72.

2016. “Mythmaking and Social Formation in the Study of Early Christianity.” Religion Compass. 10: 15-24.

2014. “Religion Snapshots: On the Use of Data.” with James Dennis LoRusso, Tenzan Eaghll, Karen de Vries, Eoin O’Mahony, Kelly Baker, Travis Cooper, Kenneth MacKendrick, and Kate Daley-Bailey. Edited by Philip L. Tite. Bulletin for the Study of Religion, 43: 37-39.

2011. “Steadily Increasing Control: The Professionalization of Mass Death.” With Christopher Stoney, Joseph Scanlon, Kirsten Kramar, Tanya Peckmann, Cynthia Lynn Cormier, and Coen van Haastert. Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, 19: 66-74.

Non-Peer Reviewed Dictionary, Encyclopedia, and Bibliography Entries

2017. Brown, Ian Phillip. “Gospel of Jesus’ Wife.” e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha. http://www.nasscal.com/e-clavis-christian-apocrypha/gospel-of-jesus-wife/.

Book Reviews (7)

2018. Review of Brian J. Wright. Communal Reading in the Time of Jesus: A Window into Early Christian Reading Practices. Reading Religion.  http://readingreligion.org/books/communal-reading-time-jesus

2017. Review of Heidi Wendt. At the Temple Gates: The Religion of Freelance Experts in the Roman Empire. Symposia 8: 49-50.

2016. Review of Simon Gathercole. The Gospel of Thomas: Introduction and Commentary. Religious Studies Review, 42: 113-114.

2014. Review of Claire S. Smith. Pauline Communities as ‘Scholastic Communities’: A Study of the Vocabulary of ‘Teaching’ in 1 Corinthians, 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus. Symposia, 6: 105-107.

2013. Review of Simon Gathercole. The Composition of the Gospel of Thomas: Original Language and Influences. Symposia, 5: 36-37.

2013. Review of Ron Cameron and Merrill P. Miller (eds). Redescribing Paul and the Corinthians. Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses, 42: 127-129.

2012. Review of Christopher W. Skinner. What Are They Saying About The Gospel of Thomas? Review of Biblical Literature.

2011. Review of Joel B. Green (ed). Methods for Luke. Studies in Religion/Sciences Religieuses 40: 242-243.

Projects

Postdoctoral Research Project, University of Regina (2019-2021)

Playing the Farmer: Agricultural Discourses in Ancient Christianity

Upcoming Talks and Conferences







“Where Is the Farmer? Agricultural Parables and Ancient Intellectual Discussions of the Rustic Life.” Paper to be presented September 2019 at the CISSR, Bertinoro, Italy.
“Redescribing for whom? Retrospect and Prospects in the Classroom.” Paper to be presented November 23, 2019 at the SBL annual meeting, San Diego, CA.

Memberships

Italian Centre for Advanced Studies on Religions (2016-present)

North American Association for the Study of Religion (2011-present)

The Canadian Society for the Study of Religion (2009-present)

The Canadian Society of Biblical Studies (2009-present)

The Society of Biblical Literature (2009-present)

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