About

My driving passions are innovative research on religion and literature in antiquity, knowledge exchange through academic publication and public scholarship, and support for learners in higher education.

I am a researcher of religious literature in Mediterranean antiquity, specialising in early Christianity. My PhD is from the University of Edinburgh, where I wrote my doctoral thesis on authorial fiction in gospel literature from the 1st and 2nd centuries CE. My scholarship has been featured in the peer-reviewed Journal for the Study of the New Testament, and I have also written blog posts on my research for open access. I have moreover been honoured to serve on committees that promote knowledge exchange in public forums. Top conferences in the field are regular venues for my academic work, and I equally relish invitations to present for university lectures and public events. My professional experience includes employment in a variety of university settings beyond research, including teaching and administrative roles. Additionally, I’ve worked in publishing as an editorial assistant, in university positions and publishing house positions with Bloomsbury Publishing.

In all of these settings, I am committed to high quality scholarship in an inclusive and collaborative international network and am inspired in this by research experience in the UK, the US, and Germany. I firmly believe that truly great scholarship results in transformative experiences for students in the classroom and relevant public engagement for the world beyond the academy.

Regular updates on my work and research can also be found on Twitter: @JuliaLindenlaub.

Education

PhD, New Testament and Christian Origins
University of Edinburgh, UK
Thesis Title: “The Beloved Disciple as Interpreter and Author of Scripture in the Gospel of John”
Supervisors: Prof Helen K. Bond and Prof Paul Foster
Examiner: Dr Catrin Williams


Erasmus+ Visiting Researcher
Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany
Institut für antikes Judentum und hellenistische Religionsgeschichte
Sep
Dec 2017
Supervisor: Prof Dr Michael Tilly

MA, New Testament
Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, USA
Thesis Title: “The Use of Scripture in the Fourth Gospel: Outlining Paradigm of Scriptural Function in John 9 and 12:37-41”
Prof Ludvig J. Pederson Award Winner for Master’s Thesis in New Testament
Supervisor: Dr Joshua W. Jipp
Summa cum laude


BA, Biblical Studies
Biola University, USA
Summa cum laude

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Article:
“The Gospel of John as Model for Literate Authors and Their Texts in Epistula Apostolorum and Apocryphon of James (I,2),” Journal for the Study of the New Testament 43/1 (2020): 327.
https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0142064X20949397


Digital Media:

“Apocryphon of James,” e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha, North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature, 28 Jan 21.
https://www.nasscal.com/e-clavis-christian-apocrypha/apocryphon-of-james/


 

“ECR Interview: Dr Julia Lindenlaub,” PhD Students to Follow: Religion and Biblical Studies Blog, 22 Nov 2020.
https://phdstudentstofollow.wordpress.com/2020/11/21/ecr-interview-dr-julia-lindenlaub/


“J. Louis Martyn: Fifty Years On–A ‘Two-Level Drama’ of Scriptural Interpretation in John 9,” Centre for the Study of Christian Origins Blog, 7 January 2019.
https://www.christianorigins.div.ed.ac.uk/2019/01/07/louis-martyn-fifty-years-on-a-two-level-drama-of-scriptural-interpretation-in-john-9/

“A Tale of Tübingen: Reflections on an Erasmus Exchange,” Centre for the Study of Christian Origins Blog, 24 January 2018.
https://www.christianorigins.div.ed.ac.uk/2018/01/24/a-tale-of-tubingen-reflections-on-an-erasmus-exchange/

“What is ‘Gospel Textualization?’ Navigating Media Studies and the Gospels,” Centre for the Study of Christian Origins Blog, 15 February 2017.
https://www.christianorigins.div.ed.ac.uk/2017/02/15/what-is-gospel-textualization/

Blog Posts

    Projects

    My thesis reveals how the literary features of authorial fiction and scriptural citation in the Gospel of John establish the character of the “beloved disciple” as author of a new scriptural text in the tradition of the Jewish scriptures he interprets. This research prompted a comparison of emphases on authorship and textuality in this gospel with counterparts in Epistula Apostolorum and Apocryphon of James, which has been published in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament. I have also contributed to open access scholarship with my introduction to Apocryphon of James for NASSCAL’s e-Clavis: Christian Apocrypha database.

    Upcoming Talks and Conferences

    Upcoming Presentations:
    New Testament Research Seminar
    University of Wales, Trinity Saint David, UK, 23 Feb 21
    Invited Speaker“The Prophet Isaiah and the Beloved Disciple: Writing Scripture in the Gospel of John”


    Department of Classics and Ancient History – Text and Textuality Conference
    Durham University, UK, 15–17 Jul 2021
    Paper Title
    “Imagining Reading Practices in Mediterranean Antiquity: The Sociology of Reading in Pre-Constantinian Christianity”

    European Association of Biblical Studies
    Wuppertal, Germany, 3–6 Aug 2021
    Joint Paper: “The Influence of Johannine Concepts in Writings Attributed to James: Protevangelium of James and Apocryphon of James (NHC I,2)”
    Co-Presenter: Dr Elizabeth Corsar

    Select Past Presentations:
    Bible and Religions of the Ancient Near East Collective
    Online, 17 Dec 2020
    Invited Speaker: “PhD Spotlight: The Beloved Disciple as Interpreter and Author of Scripture in the Gospel of John”

    Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
    San Diego, California, 2326 Nov 2019
    Paper Title: “The ‘Beloved Author’: Johannine Interpretation of Scripture and the Beloved Disciple”

    British New Testament Conference
    Liverpool Hope University, UK, 57 Sep 2019
    Paper Title: “Disciple Authors and Their Texts: A Johannine Model for Competitive Authorial Claims in Epistula Apostolorum and Apocryphon of James”

    Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
    Denver, Colorado, 1720 Nov 2018
    Paper Title: “‘Seeing Glory’ as the Origin of Sacred Text: Authorship and Textuality in the Gospel of John”

    Biblical Studies Research Seminar
    University of Edinburgh, UK, 19 Oct 2018
    Invited Speaker: “The Beloved Disciple Portrayed Through the Use of Scripture in the Gospel of John”

    British New Testament Conference
    St Mary’s University, Twickenham, UK, 68 Sep 2018
    Paper Title: “Interpreting Scripture and Composing Scripture: Applying Citational Structure to the Beloved Disciple”

    Englisch-Deutschen Kolloquium für Neues Testament
    Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany, 5 Dec 2017
    Invited Speaker: “Citation of Isaiah in John 12:3741: ‘Prophetic Voice’ and the Johannine Use of Scripture”

    Society of Biblical Literature Annual Meeting
    Boston, Massachusetts, 1821 Nov 2017
    Paper Title: “‘Introducing ‘Media Awareness’: Discerning Authorial Construal of Early Christian Media Culture, One Gospel at a Time”

    Centro Italiano di Studi Superiori sulle Religioni Annual Meeting
    Bertinoro, Italy, 2830 Sep 2017
    Paper Title: “‘New Methods in Gospel Research: Using Media Studies to Compare Gospel Authors’ Construals of Their First Century Media World”

    British New Testament Conference
    St Patrick’s College, Maynooth, Ireland, 31 Aug2 Sep 2017
    Paper Title: “Scripture as Text: Exploring a New Perspective on John’s Use of Scripture in the ‘Remembrance’ Citations of 2:17 and 12:15″

    Memberships

    Advance HE
    Bible and the Religions of the Ancient Near East Collective
    British New Testament Society
    Centre for the Study of Christian Origins
    Classical Association
    European Association of Biblical Studies
    North American Patristics Society
    North American Society for the Study of Christian Apocryphal Literature
    Society of Biblical Literature

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