About

Jeremiah Coogan is a scholar of the New Testament and early Christianity whose research focuses on Gospel reading, material texts, and late antiquity. His first monograph, currently under contract with Oxford University Press, analyzes Eusebius of Caesarea’s fourth-century reconfiguration of the Gospels as a window into broader questions of technology and textuality in the ancient Mediterranean. His current project, “Expanding the Gospel according to Matthew: Continuity and Change in Early Gospel Literature,” at the University of Oxford is funded by a two-year Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship from the European Research Council. He is also a 2019–2021 Junior Fellow in the Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School (University of Virginia).

Education

University of Notre Dame: PhD in Theology (Christianity & Judaism in Antiquity)
University of Oxford: MPhil in Judaism & Christianity in the Graeco-Roman World
Wheaton College: BA in Biblical Studies, German, & Classics

Other Publications

2021. “Transforming Textuality: Porphyry, Eusebius, and Late Ancient Tables of Contents.” Studies in Late Antiquity 5/1: 6–27

2021. “Gospel as Recipe Book: Nonlinear Reading and Practical Texts in Late Antiquity.” Early Christianity 12/1: 40–60

2020. “Transmission and Transformation of the Eusebian Gospel Apparatus in Medieval Greek Manuscripts.” Pages 29–46 in Canones: The Art of Harmony. The Canon Tables of the Four Gospels, ed. Alessandro Bausi, Bruno Reudenbach, & Hanna Wimmer (Studies in Manuscript Cultures 18; Berlin: de Gruyter).

2019. “Biblical Odes.” Pages 533–566 in Textual History of the Bible. Volume 2C: Deuterocanonical Scriptures, ed. Matthias Henze & Frank Feder (Leiden: Brill).

2018. “Divine Truth, Presence, and Power: The Christian Book in Fourth-Century Roman North Africa.” Journal of Late Antiquity 11/2: 375–395.

2017. “Mapping the Fourfold Gospel: Textual Geography in the Eusebian Apparatus.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 25/3: 337–357.

Projects

“Expanding the Gospel according to Matthew: Continuity and Change in Early Gospel Literature” (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowship, University of Oxford, 2020–2022).

Upcoming Talks and Conferences

November 2021: “Thinking Through Things: New Philology and the Textual History of the New Testament,” Panel on New Philology and New Testament Textual Criticism, New Testament Textual Criticism Program Unit, SBL Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX

January 2022: “Marginal Matthew: τὸ ἰουδαϊκόν in Medieval Manuscripts and Modern Editions,” Centre for Advanced Studies “Beyond Canon_”, Universität Regensburg

Memberships

Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
North American Patristics Society (NAPS)
European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS)
Society for Classical Studies (SCS)
Institute for Biblical Research (IBR)
American Society of Papyrologists (ASP)
Andrew W. Mellon Society of Fellows in Critical Bibliography

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