PhD, University of Notre Dame

Other Publications


Co-editor, The Oxford Handbook of Early Christian Biblical Interpretation. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019.

Adrian’s ‘Introduction to the Divine Scriptures’: An Antiochene Handbook for Biblical Interpretation. Edited with a Study, Translation and Commentary. Oxford Early Christian Texts. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017.

Origen and Scripture: Contours of the Exegetical Life. Oxford Early Christian Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. Paperback: 2014. Spanish translation: 2018 (Salamanca: Editorial Sígueme).

Select Essays

“Origen’s Christology in the Context of the Second and Third Centuries.” The Oxford Handbook on Origen (forthcoming).

“Embodiment, Heresy and the Hellenization of Christianity: the Descent of the Soul in Plato and Origen.” Harvard Theological Review 108 (2015): 594-620.

“Adrian’s Introduction to the Divine Scriptures and Greco-Roman Rhetorical Theory on Style.” Journal of Religion 93 (2013): 197-217.

“Origen’s Doctrine of Pre-Existence and the Opening Chapters of Genesis.” Zeitschrift für Antikes Christentum 16 (2013): 516-549.

“Origen Against History? Reconsidering the Critique of Allegory.” Modern Theology 28 (2012): 635-656.

“Revisiting the Allegory/Typology Distinction: The Case of Origen.” Journal of Early Christian Studies 16 (2008): 283-317.

Blog Posts


    Society of Biblical Literature

    American Academy of Religion

    North American Patristics Society

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